Nigeria’s first online higher institution of learning – Miva Open University has received the license to operate as an open university in Nigeria by the federal government through National Universities Commission (NUC).
They will offer degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Public Policy and Administration, Data Science and Cybersecurity.
Miva will commence its programs with the first cohort in September 2023.
The license granted by the NUC allows MIVA Open University to provide full bachelor’s degree programs through Online Distance e-Learning (ODeL) mode.
Commenting on the approval by the NUC, the Senior Vice President, Academics at The uLesson Group, Iheanyi Akwitti said: “We are delighted to receive this license from the National Universities Commission, which recognizes the quality and standard of education provided by MIVA Open University. Our institutions are focused on reducing the barriers to quality education by leveraging innovative and state-of-the-art technology to create and distribute educational content in the most efficient manner. With this license, we are now able to provide accessible and affordable education to undergraduates, regardless of their location or background.”
“MIVA Open University offers a wide range of programs including a blend of cutting-edge, proprietary curricula created to global standards that provide innovative market-ready skills which will enable its graduates to become agents of positive change in the new economies of technology, business, and governance. The Miva Open University also offers flexible learning options that allow students to balance their studies with other commitments.” He added.
MIVA is committed to its purpose, which is to prepare people for opportunity and improve society through education. The launch of the Open University is an answer to millions of people in Nigeria for high-quality accessible tertiary education.
MIVA is a wholly owned subsidiary of The uLesson Group, an Education Technology business for Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary students.
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