Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria has launched an online MBA program where examinations can be written at designated centres in Lagos, Abuja and Zaria.
Director of the Distance Learning Centre of the institution, Professor Adamu Zoaka Hassan in a statement on said the program was designed to allow students to attend lectures without coming to the physical campus, while the working class need not quit their jobs as lectures would be available electronically on both the web platform and mobile devices that can work even offline to give the desired flexibility needed to study at the pace of the students.
According to him, “The admission process is also fully electronic and is done on the website from application to payments, to course registration, to lectures. You do not have to submit physical forms or cash, everything can be done digitally on the website – www.abudlc.edu.ng. This is the e-learning revolution where learning is brought to the comfort of the students.”
The Director added that after registration, each student would be provided with a device to allow them watch lecture videos, take quizzes, submit assignments, interact with their lecturers and classmates, download and upload assignments, and have access to an endless collection of books from the e-library.
The Director also said for students who would be interested in getting financial assistance, an arrangement had already been made with financial institutions on how to provide low interest education loan to them, while the tuition costs would be paid upfront allowing a payment window of 3-6 months with an agreed interest rate.
He also said that arrangement had been concluded for internship opportunities for interested candidates in their second year, while the closing date for the form is September 27, 2016.