West Midlands Open University (WMOU), a new online university, has broken academic barriers by officially getting the federal government approval to operate in the country.
On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the management of the university announced that it has received licensing and formal approval from the National University Commission (NUC) to offer degree-granting programmes online in Nigeria as one of the first in the country.
According to Adebayo Akande, founder of West Midlands Open University, “This approval creates exciting new opportunities for the new university to offer its diverse range of accredited programmes globally.
Online education has become an essential tool in today’s rapidly changing world and the West Midlands group is not a newcomer to the edutech industry.”
Having already invested in a computer-based test (CBT) centre where over one million students have taken both local and international online-based examinations, WMOU will be leading the way in making top-notch education accessible through the internet.
The university’s programmes are designed to meet the needs of working professionals and students who want to advance their careers.
Besides, Akande stated that WMOU will offer a comprehensive range of high-quality programmes including undergraduate programmes and short learning programme certification courses in areas such as Business, Social Sciences and technology courses, all of which will be delivered online.
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“This makes it possible for students to learn from anywhere in the world, regardless of their location or circumstances.
All programmes will be developed by academic experts with a focus on providing practical and relevant knowledge and skills that meet the demands of the modern global workforce.
WMOU plans to “catalyse national development and global competitiveness by utilising sustainable technologies and high-quality programmes to provide training and education to learners,” Akande said.