It is not gainsaying there are shortages of space and limitations posted by Time which gave a welcoming reception to the adoption of Distance Learning Globally, Nigeria inclusive.

Many of Nigerian Institutions primarily founded for conventional Programmes have also seen this and gradually integrating the Distance Learning component. I have below the lists of Nigerian Institutions (Private and Public Institutions) currently running Distance Learning Programmes (NUC-Approved and Disapproved) in Nigeria.

National Universities Commission being a commission supervising Nigerian higher education has the following Institutions of Learning as approved once for Distance Learning;

Ahmadu Bello University, Distance Learning Centre, Zaria

Undergraduate Programmes

  1. Business Administration
  2. Public Administration
  3. Economics
  4. Nursing Science
  5. Political Science
  6. International Studies
  7. Sociology
  8. Accounting
  9. Computer Science

Postgraduate Programmes

  1. Master in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (MLCJ)
  2. Master in Information Management (MIM)
  3. Master in Public Administration (MPA)
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  5. Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  6. Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD)

Master in Business Administration (MBA)(with 3 Specializations):

  1. MBA – Finance and Investment Specialization
  2. MBA – Human Resources Specialization
  3. MBA – Marketing Specialization

Master in Public Health (MPH) (with 3 Specializations):

  1. MPH – Epidemiology
  2. MPH – Environmental and Occupational Health
  3. MPH – Health Promotion and Prevention


Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Center for Distance Learning

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  1. B.Sc Accounting


Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Distance Learning Centre, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

400 Years Duration Programmes

  1. Sc. Accounting
  2. Sc. Marketing
  3. Sc. Computer Science
  4. Sc. Agricultural Economics
  5. Sc. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  6. Sc. Nursing Science

300 Years Duration Programmes

  1. Sc. Accounting
  2. Sc. Marketing
  3. Sc. Computer Science
  4. Sc. Agricultural Economics
  5. Sc. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

200 Years Duration Programmes

  1. Sc. Accounting
  2. Sc. Marketing
  3. Sc. Computer Science
  4. Sc. Agricultural Economics
  5. Sc. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development


Lagos State University, Open and Distance Learning and Research Institute.


  1. B.Sc. in Business Administration


  • ODLRI Lagos State University, Lagos Badagry Expressway, Ojo, Lagos
  • Director, ODLRI (08022234736)
  • Deputy Director, ODLRI (08054655692)
  • Administrative Secretary, ODLRI (08028445482)

Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Centre for Distance Learning, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.


  1. Sc. in Accounting
  2. Sc. in Business Management
  3. Sc. in Economics
  4. Ed. in Educational Management & Planning
  5. Ed. in Guidance & Counseling
  6. Sc. in Community Health (Part-Time)
  7. A. in Language & Communication Arts (Part-Time)


  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola,
  • P.M.B. 2076, Yola Adamawa State Nigeria.
  • +234 902 8769 0043

Obafemi Awolowo University, Centre for Distance Learning, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria


Foundation Programmes

  1. Pre-degree
  2. Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)

Certificate Programmes

  1. Certificate Course in French Language
  2. Certificate Course in Gender and Development Studies
  3. Certificate Course in Portuguese Language
  4. Postgraduate Certificate Course in Gender Studies

Diploma Programmes

  1. Diploma in Conservation Science and Tourism
  2. Diploma in Dramatic Arts
  3. Diploma in Education
  4. Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts
  5. Diploma in Music
  6. Diploma in Physical and Health Education
  7. Diploma in Yoruba Studies
  8. Professional Diploma in Oral Health

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  4. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science
  5. Bachelor’s Degree in Agric. Extension & Community Engineering

Postgraduate Degree Programmes (Executive)

  1. Master’s in Information Technology
  2. Master’s in Public Administration
  3. Master’s in Public Health
  4. Master’s in Technology Management
  5. Master’s in Real Estate
  6. Master’s in Environmental Management
  7. Master’s in Actuarial Science
  8. Masters in Managerial Psychology
  9. Masters of Technology in ICT Policy and Regulations
  10. Masters in Interior Design
  11. Masters in Professional Economics
  12. Masters in Geographic Information System


Telephone Numbers

  • Contact Hours: Mondays – Fridays (8:00am – 4:00pm)
  • +234(0)810 828 7293

Email Address


Mailing Address

  • Centre for Distance Learning,
  • Obafemi Awolowo University,
  • Ile-Ife, 220005
  • Osun State,
  • Nigeria.

University of Abuja, Centre for Distance Learning and Continuing Education, FCT Abuja, Nigeria.


  1. B. Sc. Business Administration
  2. B. Sc. Public Administration
  3. B. Sc. Economics
  4. B. Sc. Political Science
  5. B. Sc. Sociology


  1. English Language
  2. English Literature
  3. Linguistics
  4. Arabic
  5. History and Diplomatic Studies
  6. Christian Religious Studies
  7. Islamic Studies
  8. Philosophy
  9. B. Ed Guidance and Counseling
  10. B. Ed Education English
  11. B. Sc. Ed Education Geography
  12. B. Sc. Accounting
  13. B. Sc. Business Administration
  14. B. Sc. Public Administration
  15. B. Sc. Economics
  16. B. Sc. Geography and Environmental Management
  17. B. Sc. Political Science


CDL&CE Administrative Block located within UniAbuja Permanent Site (Main Campus) and UniAbuja CDL& CE, No 4, Ibadan Street, Area 3, Garki, Abuja

(+234) 703-349-1133, 805-597-5489

University of Ibadan, Distance Learning Centre , Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria


  1. B.A (Hons) English
  2. B.A (Hons) Philosophy and Public Affairs
  3. B.A (Hons) History & Diplomatic Studies
  4. B.A (Hons) Communication. & Language Arts
  5. B.Sc (Hons) Psychology
  6. B.Sc (Hons) Economics
  7. B.Sc (Hons) Political Science
  8. B.Sc (Hons) Sociology
  9. B.Ed (Hons) Adult Education
  10. B.Ed (Hons) Guidance & Counselling
  11. B.Ed (Hons) Educational Management
  12. BSW (Hons) Social Work
  13. B.LIS (Hons) Library and Information Studies
  14. B.Sc (Hons) Computer Science
  15. B.Sc (Hons) Statistics


University of Lagos, Distance Learning Institute, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria


Distance Learning Institute offers degree programmes in the following disciplines:-

1: B.Sc. Accounting
2: B.Sc. Business Administration
3: B.Sc. Economics
4: B.Sc. Public Administration
5: B.Ed. Early Childhood Education
6: B.A. Education/English

B.Sc. Education with specialization in the following subject areas:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics
  4. Mathematics
  5. Business Education
  6. Economics


University of Maiduguri, Centre for Distance Learning, Maiduguri


Bachelor of Science Degrees

  1. B.B.Sc Accounting
  2. B.B.Sc Business Admin
  3. B.Sc Public Admin

B.Sc.Ed Education

  • B.Sc.Ed Economics
  • B.Sc.Ed Business
  • B.Sc.Ed Geography
  • B.Sc.Ed Health Education

BA.Ed Education

  • B.Ed Education (History)
  • B.Ed Education (Arabic)
  • B.Ed Education (English)
  • B.Ed Education (Islamic Studies)

B.Ed Adult Education

  • Ed Adult Education (Arabic)
  • Ed Adult Education (English)
  • Ed Adult Education (Islamic Studies)
  • Ed Adult Education (Sociology)



  • Acada Area, University of Maiduguri P. M. B. 1069 Maiduguri, Nigeria



University of Nigeria, Center for Distance and e-Learning, Nsukka


  1. MBA (Accounting)
  2. MBA (Banking & Finance)
  3. MBA (Management)
  4. MBA (Marketing)


  • CDeL Complex,
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Phone: +234 9087657032
  • Email:

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