Established in 1960, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka remains one of the pillars of university education, research and scholarship in Nigeria. As the first indigenous university in Nigeria, the University of Nigeria was founded at independence in 1960 upon the philosophy “To seek Truth, teach Truth and preserve Truth” with the mandate “To Restore the Dignity of Man”.
The Distance and e-Learning Centre is consistent with a core objective of the University, declared at inception: “to organize, improve and extend education of a university standard’. In line with the vision of the founding fathers of the university, the current administration seeks to make the UNN an academic giant and pacesetter in research, innovative teaching, and robustness of its community service and global visibility.
The university has established the CDeL to meet the demand for higher-level education, required by a worldwide audience, who are desirous to gain knowledge without permanent change in residency or current life-schedule while maintaining quality education accessible through the CDeL with interactive, actionable and relevant learning that is flexible, diverse, breeding collaboration and supporting students to reach personal and career goals.