WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, CENTRE FOR DISTANCE LEARNING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
The University of Abuja has expressed its commitment to distance learning education through involvement in the activities of the National Universities Commission and other partners dedicated solely to open and distance education advancement in the Commonwealth and Africa respectively.
The University of Abuja Centre for Distance Learning and Continuing Education (CDLCE) was established on January 1st, 1988 [under University of Abuja Act - No. 106 (1992) cap U2 LFN (2004)] as a dual mode University with the mandate to run both conventional and distance learning academic programmes following the Ezeilo’s Committee Report and enrolled its first set of students in 1992.
Basically, the aim of distance education is to increase access to education to a large number of citizens interested in furthering their education with a view to improving themselves educationally and professionally. Unlike the formal system, distance education is designed to democratize and liberalize education to facilitate the pursuit of knowledge without sacrificing one's career. Thus, it enables studies to be combined with work by those that are interested in improving themselves in order to advance in their profession and careers. Indeed, one of the objectives of the system is to make life-long education the hallmark of Nigeria's educational policy.