Director’s Welcome Note


My name is Emmanuel Babatunde Omobowale. I am a Professor in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan. My area of specialization and research focus is Literature and Medicine.

I am the seventh substantive Director of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre. My resolve is to do my best to acquit myself creditably in the discharge of my duties as the Director of the UIDLC.

I am delighted and indeed honoured to give this welcome note to learners, stakeholders of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre and indeed the general public as you explore our would on this virtual space.

I would like to use this medium to restate my commitment that my administration is dedicated to building on the solid foundations established by the previous Directors of the Centre. We have been working tirelessly and would not relent in the fulfillment of the visions of the previous administrations while introducing thoughtful and student-centered innovations.

I wish to submit with a deep sense of responsibility that the welfare of our learnes is at the forefront of every policy initiated by my administration. The parity of esteem policy is being upheld and we will further project it and facilitate an all-encompassing equity with their counterparts on the face-to-face mode.

However, it is important for our learners and stakeholders to know that we cannot accomplish this without their full support. We solicit their cooperation as important stakeholders of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre.

We are very much aware that our system is not devoid of imperfections, given the fact that we operate in a third world country. I would like to give the assurance that concerted efforts are constantly being made to bridge the gap administratively. We will continue in this efforts with the grace of God.

I would also like to inform you that there are ongoing efforts to revamp the ICT base of the Centre. This is being given concerted attention. I also promise that the UIDLC platforms would be more user-friendly and we will ensure a seamless interaction on our different platforms.

On behalf of the UIDLC Management, I welcome you to the new reinvigorated UIDLC. We earnestly solicit your prayers and goodwill for success on our endeavours.

Thank you and God bless you.

Professor E.B. Omobowale
University of Ibadan,
Distance Learning Centre.