DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMME: MAUTECH GLOBAL DISTANCE LEARNING EDUCATION PROGRAMME

1.0    BACKGROUND

The Distance Learning Programme was established by the University for the purpose of creating and operating online education of a global scope. Across the world, there is increasing demand for distance learning (online) education. There are two forces at play. One is the global surge in quest for non-resident formal education and learning for the acquisition of academic and professional knowledge and skills. Two is the possibilities created by the ICTs revolution. Universities are now defined not only by physical growth in learning infrastructure but also by the innovative use of ICTs to deliver learning to candidates in diverse locations.

The Vice Chancellor has stated that his vision and mission is to make MAUTECH an academic giant and pace-setter in scientific research, innovative teaching and robustness of its community service and global visibility.  As part of the strategy for realizing the vision and mission, the Distance Learning Programme is making preparations for take-off of global online education.

 

2.0    OBJECTIVES

The goal of the Distance Learning Programme is to develop and deliver market-oriented, globally competitive and sustainable online courses to candidates from diverse locations from around the world. The objectives of the MAUTECH Distance Learning Programme derive from the overall institutional vision and strategy for global relevance, national/regional leadership in university education and international competitiveness in methodology and outputs

3.0    BUSINESS STRATEGY

The global online education is conceived as a branded flagship of MAUTECH in the global marketplace for educational services.

The value proposition of the Distance Learning Programme is two-in-one:

•    Delivering academic programmes of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology,Yola to global candidates through online education; and

•    Providing global candidates online education from the Modibbo Adama University of Technology,Yola.

The business model of the Distance Learning Programme is a “service provider”, with coordinating, facilitation and intermediation role in linking MAUTECH courses to students from around the world and vice versa.

4.0    DESIGN FEATURES

i.          Management Model

The Distance Learning Programme is modelled as ICTs-based coordinating mechanism for the delivery of MAUTECH academic programmes to students throughout the world.

ii.         Online Campus

Announcement of Courses: Courses will be announced through MAUTECH website, collaborative websites, social media and conventional mass media.
  1. Admission of Students: Applications will be received online, processed and screened. The extant university degree/diploma entry requirements and regulations shall apply. Publication of admissions will be online.
  1. Payment by Students:  There will be facility for online payment by students and payments will be receipted online, globally.
  1. Registration of Students: There will be general registration and course registration. Students will be required to authenticate their registration by biometrics and international Passport. Registration will also include an affidavit of identification.
  1. Orientation of Students: There will be uploaded and accessible graphics and video showing tips and guides for students.
  1. Course Examination: Examinations will be conducted in-campus. Online students will be required to sit-in for course examinations at the end of every contact period.
  1. Announcement/Publication of Results: Results and grades for both regular course assignments and end-of-course examination will be communicated to students online.

iii.        Course Delivery

Courses will be delivered using a combination of asynchronous (non-real-time) and synchronous (real-time) methods. Real-time methods include life voice and video while non-real-time modes include text, non-live voice and video. The instructional modes will include weekly lectures (modules), group discussions, class exercises and assignments.

iv.        Module Cycle

The courses shall be delivered on the basis of module plan, operating in two successive contact seasons that make an academic cycle. A contact season refers to a period whereby a given number of modules are delivered simultaneously over a 10-week period, ending with 2-week long in-campus revisions and examinations.

v.         Access to Virtual Library

The online programme will connect students to virtual library, global databases and e-literature from across the world. Access will be provided by MAUTECH virtual library.

vi.        Online Lecturers and Resource Persons

Online staff will have requisite qualities: sound academic content, online delivery skills, good communication skills and ability to interact well with students from diverse backgrounds, nationalities and cultures and commitment to delivering value to students from around the world. Lecturers and resource persons will be drawn from within and outside MAUTECH.

6.0    REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

The online degrees shall comply with world-class standards. The admission criteria, course requirements and award of degrees shall be based on academic regulations and guidelines of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.

SALE OF APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2014/2015 SESSION

Application forms for Admission into Centre for Distance Learning (Part-Time & Distance Learning) Programmes are now available for sale.

1.         AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING ARE:

1.1  B.Sc. in Accounting

1.2  B.Sc. in Business Management

1.3  B.Sc. in Economics

1.4  B.Ed. in Educational Management & Planning

1.5  B.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling

1.6  B. Sc. in Community Health (Part-Time)

1.7  B. A. in Language & Communication Arts (Part-Time)

2.         ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

The following candidates are eligible to apply:

2.1       B.Sc. in Accounting

            A. 100 Level Requirements

Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Accounting or Economics and two from Government, Geography, Commerce, Biology/Agric/Physics/Chemistry.

            B. 200 Level Requirements

            In addition to the requirements for entrance into 100 Level, candidates must possess:

i.         HSC/GCE A’Level Credit passes in two subjects chosen from Accounting, Economics, Business Management or statistics.

ii.       OND in Accounting, Information Technology or Business Admin with class not ss than Lower credit.

iii.    HND in accounting or related field.

2.2       B.Sc. in Business Management

A. 100 Level Requirements

Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two from Financial Accounting/Principles of Accounts/Book-keeping, Commerce/Business Methods, Geography /Government, Biology/Agric/Physics/Chemistry.

B. 200 Level Requirements

            In addition to the requirements for entrance into 100 Level, candidates must possess:

i. HSC/GCE A’Level Credit passes in two subjects chosen from Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Geography or statistics.

ii. OND in Business Admin. or related courses  with class not less than Lower credit.

             iii. HND in related field

2.3.      B.Sc. in Economics

A. 100 Level Requirements

Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two from Financial Accounting/Principles of Accounts/Book-keeping, Commerce/Business Methods, Geography /Government, Biology/Agric/Physics/Chemistry.

B. 200 Level Requirements

            In addition to the requirements for entrance into 100 Level, candidates must possess:

i.         HSC/GCE A’Level credit passes in two subjects; Economics and any of Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Agric. Science, Accounting and Business Management.

ii.       OND in related field with class not less than Lower credit.

2.4.      B.Ed. in Educational Management & Planning         

            200  Level Requirements

i. Credits in GCE/SSCE/NECO/NABTEB in relevant subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and any three from Government, Geography, Economics, Agricultural Science/Biology, Chemistry/Physics, or Teachers’ Grade II Certificate.

      ii. Diploma or HND Certificate in relevant field from a recognized institution with a minimum of     

         lower credit pass.

             iii. A good NCE Certificate on any relevant filed from a recognized institution.

            iv. Two A’ level credit passes in relevant field

2.5.      B.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling

            200  Level Requirements

i. Credits in GCE/SSCE/NECO/NABTEB in relevant subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and any three from Government, Geography, Economics, Agricultural Science/Biology, Chemistry/Physics, or Teachers’ Grade II Certificate.

      ii. Diploma or HND Certificate in relevant field from a recognized institution with a minimum of lower credit pass.

             iii. A good NCE Certificate on any relevant filed from a recognized institution.

             iv. Two A’ level credit passes in relevant field

2.6       B. Sc. Community Health (Part – Time)

i. Credit passes in GCE/SSCE/NECO/NABTEB in relevant subjects which include English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Health Sciences, Economics/Physics/Geography

        ii. A registered and licensed community health extension worker (Diploma in Community Health,

        Tropical Health).

iii.      Registered and licensed nurse/midwife/environmental health officer.

2.7       B. A. Language and Communication Arts (Part – Time)

i. Credit passes in GCE/SSCE/NECO/NABTEB or Grade II Certificate in relevant subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and any three of ICT, Geography, History Government, Economics, Commerce, Chemistry or Physics, Biology or Agricultural Science.

ii. A good NCE Certificate (Languages) or Diploma in any relevant field from a recognized institution.

iii. Two A’ level credit passes in relevant field plus a minimum of three O’Level credit passes.

3.         GENERAL INFORMATION

 i.            Applicants shall not be less than 25 years of age on admission.

ii.            All forms must be submitted on or before the forms close on Friday, 28th November, 2014.

iii.            For further assistance, applicants may call any of these Help Lines: 08121685532 or 080795393

4.         METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested Applicants are to:-

1.   Visit The Centre for Distance Learning Website (www. mautech.edu.ng)to generate Reference Number/PIN. 

2.    Pay the sumof Five Thousand, Six Hundred Naira Only (N5, 600.00) at any of these Branches of UBA Plc: Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri, Jalingo, Gombe, Bauchi, Abuja or Lagos.

3.   Log on to the website (www.mautech.edu.ng) to fill andsubmit the application form onlineafter which you are to print the application form & the acknowledgement slip. (Opportunity will be given to save application form and complete the form later in case certain information are not readily available while filling the form online).

4.   Post the printed application form with copies of credentials to the Secretary, Centre for Distance Learning, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Aliyu Mai Borno Estate, Yola bye-pass P.M.B. 2076, Yola Adamawa State. Please, indicate your application number and choice of programme in the top-left hand corner of the envelope.

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