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ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN DISTANCE LEARNING: AN EXPOSITORY STUDY

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Continental Journal of Education Research
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  • Education

Abstract

University in Nigeria cannot admit the number of conventional prospective candidates apply to them for university admission. It is this fact that supports the inclusion of distance learning in some conventional universities and at the same time necessitates the rebirth of Open and Distance University which establish and closed in 2004. Due to the reservations about the quality of the services offered by the distance mode institutions, this paper therefore discusses the various problems encountered by the distance learning institutions with the aim of exposing same and proffering solutions that will help alleviate these problems. The issue discussed includes Accessibility and Flexibility, Alienation and Isolation Learner Support Services, Management, Quality Assurance, Funding, Cost Effectiveness, Instructor/ Facilitators' attitude amongst others. KEYWORDS: Issues, Challenges, Distance Learning, Expository

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