Vice Chancellor's Welcome Message

Welcome to LODLC

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the website of the Open and Distance Learning Centre of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Nigeria.  The University was established on 23rd April, 1990 as Oyo State University of Technology, Ogbomoso.  However, by reason of the creation of Osun State from the old Oyo State, the name of the University changed to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.

The vision of the founding fathers of the institution is to provide a solid foundation for the development of a sustainable educational platform for both indigenes of Oyo and Osun States and Nigeria in general.  In line with this, our commitment has been the pursuit of academic excellence and training for productive self-employed, self-sustaining and self-reliant individuals.  This is the reason LAUTECH has grown over the years as one of the leading Universities in Nigeria, to a University of International repute that can compete favourably with highly rated world-class Universities.

Whereas, LAUTECH has operated the face to face model as the platform for training its undergraduate and graduate students, the belief that knowledge is not a finished product has driven the University to further its nest in the production of knowledge in the Open and Distance Learning mode to provide “learners the ability to fit learning around their lifestyles, effectively allowing even the busiest person to further a career and gain new qualifications”.  In realising this, we have deployed available technologies to make learning easy and exciting for our students.

As a dual mode University, we recognise the fact that learning is not restricted by age or location.  For us, learning is a lifelong process that takes place throughout life and in a range of situations. Here, at LODLC, we regard learning as an ecosystem involving interactions between students, e-tutors, facilitators, administrators and all stakeholders.  Indeed, the process is flexible, open and woven around the needs of students that crave for knowledge towards realising their set objectives. We therefore encourage you to embrace this golden goal-oriented opportunity.

Once again, I welcome you to our Open and Distance Learning Centre’s website.  

Prof. A. S. Gbadegesin


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