The Director General of the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS), Prof. Ladi Hamalai has reassured the National Universities Commission (NUC) that adequate facilities are now in place to guarantee quality standard for the proposed E-distance education programme in the Institute. Speaking during an assessment and validation call on the DG and the team from the University of Benin by a delegation from NUC on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Abuja, the DG stated her commitment to quality assurance in order to avoid producing “half-baked” graduates.
She added that the quest for good standard moved the Institute to tie the knot of affiliation with the University of Benin. “I hope that as we continuously share experience, this meeting marks the beginning of laudable endeavor for our Institutions” she expressed.
On the part of the NUC, leader of the delegation, Dr. Olamide E. Adesina said she has looked forward to a day like this, noting that despite the challenges that the NILS proposal encountered, with patience and perseverance demonstrated by the DG, the process pulled through to this stage. She expressed confidence that from what could be seen on ground, it looks like indeed everything is in place for the programme to commence.
Dr. Adesina stated that the purpose of the visit was to see first-hand the facilities in place for the take-off of the distance education, and to ascertain from the Institution the delivery mood. She added that when necessary facilities are provided, the quality of distant learners cannot be faulted. “The NUC is particular about quality assurance, hence we are here at the behest of the Executive-Secretary, she emphasized.
Meanwhile, the leader of delegation from UNIBEN, Prof., Abiodun Falodun conveyed the assurances of the Vice Chancellor to give all necessary support required for the kick-off of the E-learning program domiciled at NILS.