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Education in Nigeria and beyond. The Distance Learning mode to which we are committed is providing access to many deserving Nigerians in having access to higher education especially those who by the nature of their engagement do not have the luxury of full time education.

Adult education in Nigeria has a long history. As far back as the 14 th century, itinerant Islamic scholars and traders in the Muslim north of the country taught Arabic literacy through the study of the Koran. Later, Christian missionaries brought Western education to parts of southern and central Nigeria. This education, however, was essential.

To conclude, Nigeria akin to the majority of developing countries has placed unwarranted importance on formal education while seemingly neglecting adult and non-formal education. Adult education even though it is not strictly within the formal system has an immense influence on the number and worth of education in the formal system.

Brief History of Education in Nigeria. Western or formal education was started in Nigeria in 1842 — only at the primary level — by the Christian missionaries who managed the educational system according to their respective philosophies.