Centre Director, Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL) says the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is privilege to have a renowned scientist and an inventor as its new Vice-Chancellor.
Prof. Grace Jokthan stated this while briefing newsmen on activities geared towards ACETEL first orientation ceremony which the centre will be conducting virtually.
Jokthan added that the VC NOUN Prof. Olufemi Peters is renowned for his invention of diatomaceous earth (DE), non-toxic grain-protectant, trademarked NSPRIDUST® which can protect stored agricultural grains for 16 months.
She maintained that as a former Executive Director of Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI), Prof. Peters will no doubt be deploying his wealth of experience to bear in the discharge and management of open and distance learning in Nigeria.
“The VC is also one who is familiar with what ODL is, having served as the first DVC Academic of the university, first Dean of School of Sciences (now Faculty of Sciences), Director Academic Planning etc, Prof. Peters will no doubt understand with ease the foundation and focus of ACETEL.
“Already he has pledge the university management desire to render any support necessary for the realization of ACETEL objectives of deploying digital tools and solutions for the advancement of education which according to him is a similar mandate to NOUN”
Jokthan then congratulates the new Vice-Chancellor and wished him an eventful outing as the new helmsman of the biggest open and distance learning university in Africa.