WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dr. (Mrs.) Uchenna B Amadi-Ihunwo (MBA, PhD)
I am pleased to welcome all our students to the Claretian University Centre for Distance Learning & Continuing Education (CDLCE). I would like to extend a special welcome to all our families. I am honoured to be your director. Our goal in the CDLCE is to promote quality higher education from the comforts of our students’ and educators/lecturers’ homes.
My belief is that everyone is entitled to further education if the interest and will are available irrespective of how far behind the person has been educationally. To me, all students can learn! Homes, offices, parks etc. are good sites for learning. Technology has made it possible to bring quality education at one’s doorsteps. The Claretian University of Nigeria (CUN) has decided to take advantage of the technological innovation that exist to bring quality and affordable higher education to many via the Distant learning programmes.
As higher institutions are plagued with the Covid-19 pandemic and other related challenges, we need to discover how to take quality higher education to the doorsteps of all interested students. In a collaborative effort, we want all our students to thrive in everyday possible. My hope is that everyone can re-engage higher education in a less stressful, positive, and safe from their experiences with CUN distance Learning programmes.
Students’ success in Distance Learning are attributed to the relationships between their efforts, tenacity, discipline, and the Directorate. It has become exceedingly important that we make higher education more accessible and affordable to create a more civil environment of professionalism in all fields of endeavours. CUN’s Distance Learning programmes will provide green opportunities for all that were once lost in academic pursuit to be found.
A few things worth noting in the Claretian University CDLCE Programmes:
- It is progressive. This means that dedicated and hardworking students can start from Certificate courses and rise to Diploma and undergraduate courses.
- Students do not necessarily need JAMB to get admitted into our programmes.
- All programmes in the CDLCE were benchmarked with similar programmes in our partner International Universities by our esteemed team of Professors to assure quality and competitiveness.
- All programmes, assignments and examinations are done and submitted online.
- Students can always contact their tutors for assistance as needed.
- Above all, all programmes are PRACTICAL biased. This means that there is serious emphasis on the practical aspects of our programmes.
Please explore our website for more information.
We hope that you will find the CDLCE truly a place to further your education while developing character and ethics through teaching, learning and research.
To all my team, let us do it right!
How Distance Learning Works
Studying as a distance learning student does not mean that you will be left to study alone. Our programmes are designed such that students can expect a strong network of support – from tutors, our student support services, the library, and even other students. To enjoy distance learning, you will need to think about how regular study time will fit into your lifestyle. You must organise comfortable place or places that will be convenient to study. It could be your home, place of work or a study centre around you.
Our learning resources include textbooks which can either be sent in the post to you or can be found online, e-Books, and a wide range of audio-visual content, which may be purchased online through our e-Store.
Good internet access is critical for the programmes. The CDLCE will allow you to make use of the online learning resources and infrastructure, freely, at the University.
Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which you can access from anywhere in the world) forms an integral part of your learning experiences. This is because it provides a learning environment which enables students:
- access to most course materials
- online discussion between students and tutors using discussion boards
- access to presentations and tutorials
- assignment submission and feedback facilities.
The University e-Library has an extensive service for students of the CDLCE. There are online catalogues and databases, which allow our students access to a multitude of journals, articles, and e-books. Students can request books (students are to pay for these books and post) to be sent to you in the post.
Depending on your course, you may be required to submit essays and/or coursework. In most cases, these will be submitted online. Some courses include examinations which is written online.
Detailed feedback on all assessments will be provided from a tutor.
Interaction with Lecturers and Students
A dedicated team of academic tutors and administrative staff will be your main point of contact throughout your studies. They will be able to provide a wide range of support to you. Such support as; answering some queries ranging from your progress on the course to the content of an individual module. Students are encouraged to keep in touch them.
You will also benefit from studying alongside your fellow students and engage them on regular debate and discussion about course topics through forums via Blackboard. Students are also encouraged to make use of social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook groups.
Other Support Services
The CDLCE team have put together a plethora of advice and support services for all our distance learning students. The Student Support Service provides a fully integrated service for all our students.
Please note that CDLCE use only ENGLISH LANGUAGE in all her programme. All students seeking for admission MUST provide evidence of English assessment. Igbo Civic education/Ethics will be mandatory.