Interlink Continental Journal Of Educational Research and General Studies (ICJERGS)
October 2015 Vol. 1(1), pp. 014-018
Copyright © 2015 Transcontinental Publishers


Full Length Research Paper

Exploring students’ experiences with face- to- face tutorials in National Open University of Nigeria

Chibuogwu V. Nnaka1* and Mars C. Anaekwe2

1National Open University of Nigeria.
2Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Nigeria.

Accepted 28 October, 2015


This study examined face-to-face tutorials as a means of providing learner support services to open and distance learning (ODL) students enrolled at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). The study adopted the descriptive survey design and generated quantitative data using questionnaire as instruments for data collection. A sample of 200 students was drawn from a population of 1200 returning students of the School of Education, using the purposive sampling technique. Data was analyzed using simple percentages, means and standard deviation. The results  among others indicated that getting better understanding  of the study materials, as well as enhancing capacity for improved performance in assignments and examinations are the major expectations of the students. Satisfaction with prior arrangements for tutorials via timely preparation of time-table, provision of conducive environment and dissatisfaction with non-usage of newer technologies such as projectors and flip charts were also among the findings of the study. The most preferred tutorial modes were whole class discussions using expository approach and question and answer sessions.

Keywords: Face- to –face tutorials, National Open University of Nigeria, Open and Distance Learning, Study centres.

Cite this Reference:

Nnaka CV, Anaekwe MC (2015). Exploring students’ experiences with face- to- face tutorials in National Open University of Nigeria. Interlink. Continental J. Educ. Res. General Stud. 1(1): 014-018.