Open, Distance & E-learning

About Us
The Directorate of Open Distance and E-Learning was established on 30th March 2023 following the approval of the university Senate and the ratification by the Governing council of the university. The establishment of the Directorate was a pro-active response by the Vice Chancellor to address the challenges from the admission of two set of students 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic sessions. The Directorate operates both a Single Mode and blended lecture presentation and delivery of teaching and learning as well as assessment of students. The main objective of this initiative was to mitigate and demystify the impact of high students’ population and limited classroom availability which resulted from strike action and to reduce the barriers of physical distance in learning and teaching as well as make teaching and learning accessible and easier irrespective of their geographical distance.
The Directorate has a Learning Management system for both students and staff. The e-Learning Hub deploys cutting edge technology in the digital education via innovations and online teaching platform.
 Effective Management of e-Learning Activities
 Recording of Lectures/Modules
 Upload of Lectures /Modules
 Editing of Lectures and Modules
 Training and Re-Training of Staff and Students
 Innovation and unique program on e-Learning
 Quality Assurance
 Co-ordinating CBT exams
 Administrative duties in the Directorate
 Collaboration programs with other Directorates, Institutions and Organizations
Aims & objectives
1. To provide e- learning materials to both staff and students.
2. To provide online materials for both research and collaboration
3. To enable FuLafia emerge as a global centre of excellence in Open Distance and e-Learning.
4. To network with telecom industries as well as strategic partners in for the sponsorship, collaboration, research and development of online learning.
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Welcome Address

I welcome you to the Directorate of Open Distance and e-Learning. We are committed to delivering lectures via e-learning with excellence, integrity and innovation. Recognizing the need for a transformative solution, we embraced e-learning as the way forward. This initiative was conceived by our dynamic and focused Vice- Chancellor Prof. Shehu Abdul-Rahman to mitigate and demystify the impact of high student enrollment and limited classroom and facilities to accommodate the students.

Excellence In Open, Distance and e-Learning is our Focus I welcome you to our Directorate as we share our experiences at the Directorate of Open Distance and e-learning, Federal University of Lafia. The growing demand for Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is on the rise as more people and institutions of learning recognizes its benefits and relevance which also bridges the gap of limited physical facilities for learning and increasing student’s intake. The benefit of digital learning includes improvement in the standard of education, effective and efficient study with ease, reduction of stress for lecturers, elimination of university transfer, involvement of students with online facilities.

The Federal University of Lafia (FuLafia), is delighted to share its journey towards achieving and elevating excellence in ODL.

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