…As University of Hertfordshire explores Distant Learning Education***
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire (UH), UK, Prof Quintin McKellar highlighted on Tuesday, that 240 Nigerian students would kick-start their university education in September, in the institution.
McKellar made disclosure in Lagos at a news conference, saying that the university was one of U.K.’s largest and located just 20 minutes North of London and boasting of around 25,000 students, adding that about 6,000 students around the world, were also taking its courses outside the United Kingdom.
He said he was particularly proud of the achievement of Nigerian students and noted that a great number of them were wonderful ambassadors of Nigeria, presently contributing both to research and academia.
Pointing out that he recognizes Nigerian students as consistently showing a spirit of excellence and positive can-do-demeanor, he further indicated that UH accepted students from Nigeria from all levels of education at the university.
McKeller said that early entry to the Nigerian market recognised the potential of MOD Education and when they set up Westerfield College, there was an agreement to recognize the foundation programme.
He said that Westerfield College had since built it’s reputation as good feeder institution from its broad range of foundation pathways and Cambridge A’ level.
He highlighted also, that UH was currently exploring the development of its Supported Distance Learning (SDL), a project which was in fact at discussion stages with MOD Education and Westerfield College.
He said that UH had continued believe in the potential of Nigeria and the willingness to be a partner in acceleration of Nigerians development as shown in our seeking of ways to be a partner in our nationhood.
The vice-chancellor said that SDL was an innovative way of teaching of our academically intensive, world-class curricula in a fashion that helps the students get the most of their studies.