Broadcast-Based Open and Distance Learning as Panacea to Problems of Access to Tertiary Education in Kwara state.


Broadcast-based open and Distance learning is not new in Nigeria. It dated back to colonial era when in 1951 the Nigerian broadcasting service started educational broadcasting through diffusion. The radio sets in homes, offices, and listening centres were wired to the radio station. Then subjects taught were based on syllabus of British schools. The importance of educational broadcasting and other related instructional materials led to the government recognition for usage as integral part of ODL in Nigeria Educational system. This paper highlights broadcast media . examines its prevalence in Nigeria, states its advantages related to ODL programmes, considers Kwara State broadcast -based potentials and postulates how best to explore and exploit such a panacea for solving problems of access to Tertiary education in Kwara state.