The National Open University of Nigeria NOUN, says a proposal for African Centre for Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning ACETEL submitted to World Bank for funding of digital learning through National Universities Commission has scaled the first stage.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Abdallah Adamu, stated this while briefing newsmen ahead of the 8th Convocation Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd.

Adamu said the center when established, would focus on the development of information technologies for improving the quality of learning and digital policies that would improve learning in the university.

According to him, the Learning Content Management Directorate is strategically positioned to facilitate the fulfillment of NOUN’s mandate of providing functional and qualitative learning through the means online.

The Vice Chancellor said that 15 out of the 18 programmes submitted to the National University Commission NUC had all received accreditation.