Nigeria: a step forward in spreading the use of Open Educational Resources (OER)
On September 12, 2017, the National Universities Commission (NUC) welcomed the main Higher Education stakeholders, including the Embassy of France in Nigeria to discuss and validate the draft National Policy on OER for Higher Education in Nigeria.
The Deputy Executive Secretary of the NUC reminded that OER enable to “expand the frontiers of knowledge” by “giving individuals access to quality educational resources for free”.
The representative of the Minister of Education called upon the assembly to work on defining a strong, coherent and feasible policy which, will be presented at the 2nd World OER Congress taking place in Slovenia in September 2017.
After slight changes in the document, the National Policy on Open Educational Resources for Higher Education was voted by the Assembly with a clear majority.
The Embassy of France in Nigeria reaffirmed its support towards the development of new initiatives aimed at improving and increasing the access to knowledge.
- De gauche à droite : Doctor Faborode, Secretary General of the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigeria Universities, Saranne Comel, Programme Officer French Embassy, Director Engineer Danjuma, Director, Academic Planning, Research, Statistics & ICT of the National Board for Technical Education, Sephora Imomoh, Programme Manager, Higher Education