THE National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted the West Midlands Open University (WMOU), a new and privetly-owned online university the licence to offer degree programmes.
This was contained in a release made available to the Nigerian Tribune by the founder of the university, Chief Adebayo Akande.
According to Chief Akande, the approval would create an exciting and 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 edu-tech industry.
“Having already invested in a CBT centre where over 1 million students have taken both local and international online-based examinations, WMOU will be leading the way in making top-notch education accessible via the internet,” he said.
He noted that the university’s programmes are designed to meet the needs of working professionals and students who want to advance their careers.
“WMOU will offer a comprehensive range of high-quality programmes including undergraduate programs and short learning programme certification courses in areas such as business, social sciences and technology courses, all of which will be delivered online.
“This makes it possible for students to learn from anywhere in the world, regardless of their location or circumstances. Academic experts with the focus of providing practical knowledge and skills that meet the demands of the modern global workforce will develop all programmes.
“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.