The Education focused arm of Venture Garden Group, Nigeria – EduTech was officially launched in 2011 with the signing of a 10-year contract with Obafemi Awolowo University for the deployment of an end-to-end comprehensive e-learning Solution – the very first in Nigeria. Partnering with the Michigan Virtual University, Michigan, USA and Sonic Foundry Media site, USA, the EduTech team immediately swung into action with intensive lecturers e-learning trainings, lectures video capturing session, content digitization and conversion and extensive and in-depth change management programmes including two which held in Milcom Golf Resort Ada (Osun State) and IITA Oyo State Ibadan with most top and key stakeholders of the university in attendance.
After two years of intensive scrutiny and screening of our system, and working long hours into the night to make sure standards were met and surpassed, the Nigerian Universities Commission finally gave their approval in January 2014 (we are Spartans; what do you expect!!!)
Notwithstanding the turmoil we passed through with the integration of the payment system and so many other challenges that made it seem this feat was unachievable, I am pleased to inform you that all barriers were broken and on Tuesday 15th April 2014, the OAU e-learning programme officially went live!
Adverts for applications for B.Sc. degrees in four courses approved by the Senate Committee of the University were placed in the Guardian newspaper (page 74), Punch Newspaper (page 38), and Complete Sport (page 11) same day.
By 10.21pm, barely 15 hours after the adverts were released, we received our first payment!!!! Calls for enquires also began to flow in same day via our automated call centre recently set up for the project.
This is a very exciting achievement for us, as once again, our relentless commitment to hard work and our belief that “Impossible is nothing” has paid off!!! .
This video would give you more information about how e-Learning is set to transform education in Nigeria and how EduTech is poised to dominate that space.
A huge kudos to the team (CEO – Prof. Abiola Awosika, Project Manager Temitope Takuro, Lead Analyst – Jide Famuyiwa,Toni Abraham and all project team members)for their relentless effort and willingness to go above and beyond.
It does not stop here; the game has just began and we would not relent till we have given every single Nigerian an opportunity to receive quality education from prestigious universities in the country because at VGG;
“We are Audacious Transformers that go beyond the ordinarily to achieve the seemly impossible!!!”
For more information about the programme and to apply, please visit online.oaucdl.edu.ng