History of OOU ODLC

The University, in pursuance of its vision and mission, decided to enlarge its catchment areas by establishing an Open and Distance Learning Centre (ODLC). It is the goal of the center to provide qualitative education to thousands of prospective students who could not be admitted into either full time or part-time programmes in Nigerian Universities due to constraints of space, inadequate facilities in the Universities (Public and Private) and/or decision by candidates to remain employed while improving their academic status. It was in recognition of this golden opportunity, that the University Senate at its meeting held on 1st July, 2016 approved the establishment of Open and Distance Learning Centre (ODLC), to run the following programmes:

1. Accounting
2. Bachelors of Business Education (BBE)
3. Business Administration
4. Computer Science
5. Economics
6. English Education
7. Industrial Personnel Management (IPM)
8. Mass Communication
9. Microbiology
10. Theatre Arts

However, in line with the National Universities Commission directive, the University will start with the Accounting Programme and the other programmes will be added subsequently.


  • Scope

    This policy is intended to provide staff and students with information regarding the facilities, resources and services that are available to support the students’ academic pursuit.

  • Guidance and Counseling Service

    The Unit is manned by experienced and professional guidance counselors shall be established to serve as a referral centre for students with academic, social and emotional challenges. The Unit is independent of the Students’ Affairs Office as directed by the NUC. The Centre for Distance Learning shall be served by the available experts at the Guidance and Counseling Unit of the Centre.

  • Support Units

    The Academic Support Units of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Open and Distance Learning programmes are designed to achieve the peculiar Objectives and Vision of the University, the Open and Distance Learning Centre, and satisfy the requirements by the National Universities Commission

  • Tips For Becoming Successful Open and Distance Learners

    Time Management

    • The rule of thumb is 3 hours work for each credit hour per work

    Self-Discipline and Motivation

    • Use google calendar and set reminder

    Good Study Habits

    • Check your e-mail account at least once a day
    • Manage your time: don’t leave assignments until the last the last day,
    • Dedicate at least 3 hours per week for each credit hour of your course
    • Communicate frequently with your E-tutor and Peers
    • Reach out when you need help
    • Maintain a strong sense of self-awareness

  • Learning Management System

    The LMS allows Learners to access course materials, lectures videos, submit assignment, attempt quiz, receive virtual lectures, view important announcement, communicate with peers and course facilitators/E-tutors. All teachings are conducted within this platform. The courses registered by learners will appear on their dashboards automatically. Learners will log in through http:odlc.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng/lms.

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Guidance is aimed at supporting prospective learners in making informed choices that would help them in achieving their goals of studying through the Olabisi Onabanjo University Open and Distance Learning
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