The Mass Media in Distance Education in Nigeriain The 21 St Century

Sydney . N. (Dr.) OSUJI

This paper aims at investigating the use of mass media in distance education in Nigeria with a view to making suggestions for their effective use during the 21 st century. Distance education programme, especially those of the Universities of Ibadan and Lagos are examined. These two institutions made bold and commendable efforts. However, while the print media seemed successfully made use of, unfortunately the electronic media were beyond the capabilities of the two institutions. Based on the findings, for effective use of the mass media in distance education in Nigeria , suggestions are proffered. These include, establishment of a separate tertiary institution for the purpose, assigning special radio and television channels or establishment of separate radio and television stations.

KEYWORDS: Distance Education, Radio, Television, Broadcast, Library, Course Team, Tertiary Institution and Print Media