The Nigerian government has permitted West Midlands Open University, a new online university, to offer degrees in Nigeria. The University recently announced that it has obtained the necessary licenses and formal approval from the National University Commission to provide online degree programs in the country.
The University announced in a statement: “This approval creates exciting new opportunities for the new university to offer its diverse range of accredited programmes globally,” it stated.
The statement highlighted that online education is crucial in our fast-evolving world, and the West Midlands group has prior experience in the tech industry. Additionally, the University has made significant investments in a Computer-Based Test (CBT) centre, which has facilitated over 1 million students in taking online exams, both local and international.
“WMOU will be leading the way in making top-notch education accessible via the internet,” it further said.
High Chief Adebayo Akande, the founder of West Midlands Open University, stated: “The University plans to catalyze national development and global competitiveness by utilizing sustainable technologies and high-quality programs to provide training and education to learners.”
He also mentioned that the University’s programs were created specifically to fulfil the requirements of working professionals and students aiming to enhance their career prospects.
The statement highlighted that West Midlands Open University (WMOU) would provide a wide range of top-notch programs, including undergraduate programs and certification courses for short learning programs, all of which would be delivered online.
“This makes it possible for students to learn from anywhere in the world, regardless of their location or circumstances.
“All programmes would be developed by academic experts with a focus on providing practical and relevant knowledge and skills that meet the demands of the modern global workforce,” the statement said.