President, African Council for Distance Education (ACDE), Prof. Abdelraouf Abbas, has tasked the management of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to collaborate with other sister universities of the continent to achieve rapid growth.
He also urged management of the institution to render the university’s vast experience in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) to similar institutions on the continent for the development of the education.
The ACDE president stated this during his visit to the headquarters of NOUN in Abuja yesterday where he underscored the role and critical importance of the university to the council and other ODL institutions in Africa.
Abbas, who is also the Vice Chancellor, Open University, Sudan, was accompanied by Secretary, Academic Affairs of Open University of Sudan, Prof. Mohammed Abo Imam.
He said his visit to the headquarters of the institution was the first in his capacity as the council’s president.
The ACDE president also requested NOUN to allow its member of staff, Prof. Rotimi Ogidan, who is the Executive Secretary of ACDE based at the headquarters of the council in Kenya, to see off his tenure in 2019 which, he said, is another pointer to NOUN’s critical importance to the council and ODL in Africa.
He thanked the university for the warm welcome and reception and underlined the long-standing existing relationship between Sudan and Nigeria not only in the field of education, but also in other areas of life.
However, the NOUN VC, Prof. Adamu, assured the visiting don of full support towards the sustenance of the council’s activity.