Currently, there is virtually no global University that is not on Open Distance Learning.
The University is desirous of fully utilizing the Memorandum of Understanding entered into with its international partners such as Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India, Universities in Belarus, National Open University of Nigeria and many others.
The University is one of the foremost Nigerian tertiary institutions in the application of ICT in several facets of teaching, learning and research. Therefore, there is the need to take advantage of the huge investment by the University in Information Technology infrastructure development.
The University has numerous experienced and skilled academic, technical and administrative staff members who can assist in effective delivery of distance learning programme.
The need to grant learning access to diverse learner population (matured students, people with learning disabilities, employed workers, inmates, full-time housewives, etc) who may prefer to study from home or workplace at the times that suit them.