Students’ Perception of the National Open University of Nigeria Scheme: A Case Study of Calabar Centre

  • O Osam
  • K Ekpo


As the demand for admission in tertiary instructions rapidly outstripped
available institutional space, it increasingly became doubtful whether the
traditional institutions in their structure and resources capacity would cope
with the aspiring thousands of Nigerians who sought tertiary education.
Hence the need for distance education (National Open University of Nigeria)
where those who are workers can snugly fit in also. The paper examines the
students’ perception of National Open University of Nigeria scheme using
Calabar study centre as a case study. A sample of two hundred and fifty
students was used and with a single hypothesis formulated, a t-test analysis
of the scores derived from the respondents was done. The result shows that
the calculated t was lesser than the critical t at 0.05 level of significance.
Hence the conclusion that male and female students in National Open
University of Nigeria, Calabar study centre do not differ in their perception
of the scheme.

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