AN OVERVIEW OF OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION IN NIGERIA
Open and Distance Education has been in existence in Nigeria from 2002 till date. The advantage for its establishment by the working class and Business community has not been properly explored. In this paper, we are giving an overview of the essence of the programme to the benefit of the target audience. Education as the case may be, prepares an individual to suit into the labour market, civil service and continuous personal development necessary for industrial advancement of the political growth of a nation. Therefore, it is education that adds value to human dignity and meaning of life. Thus this article presents a broad overview of the state of distance education based on current literature. It suffices to state that Education is essential in advancing a country.