Problems of distance education: The implications for teacher education in Nigeria
This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Education is a highly valued Instrument for National development and the Philosophy and Objectives of education in Nigeria is stipulated in the National Policy on Education. This has been the bedrock of any educational process in the country. In open and distance education, the mode of teaching is the one in which the learners are removed in space and time from the teacher. The goals of distance education in Nigeria are; provide access to quality education and equity in educational opportunities for those who otherwise would have been denied, meet special needs of employers by mounting special certificate courses for their employees at their workplace, encourage internationalization especially of tertiary education curricula, ameliorate the effect of internal and external brain drain in tertiary institutions by utilizing Nigerian experts as teachers regardless of their locations of places or work.