To empower the nation with knowledge and skills by creating opportunities through affordable, open and flexible distance education for the promotion of a culture of life-long learning
To break all barriers inhibiting access to education through ODL and create Centre for Excellence
The Centre adopted the SWOT analysis principles thus;
(i) A strong policy environment as demonstrated by NUC for the implementation of ODL in the country.
(ii) An expansive space/landmass provided by the Federal Government for accommodating the permanent site of University of Abuja. This translates to adequate space for proper infrastructure for the Centre in the nearest future.
(iii) A large population of qualified Nigerians who have great thirst for tertiary education especially because the institution is located in FCT where headquarters of Ministries, Departments and Parastatals are located.
(iv) A pool of qualified and experienced human resource in all fields of learning that may be recruited to teach as well as conduct and supervise research at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
(i) Dearth of qualified professionals in ODL.
(ii) Inadequate skills in ICT among staff.
(iii) Lack of autonomy for the Centre.
(iv) Lack of proper equipped offices.
(v) Inadequate furniture and equipment for operation.
(vi) Lack of library/E-library.
(vii) Lack of lecture halls, ODL students shares the same facilities with the full time students and other programmes of the university.
(viii) Unpredictable and unstable supply of electricity and water.
(i) There is currently a supportive Federal Government that is committed to having a holistic transformation of the educational sector.
(ii) Centrality of Abuja enables linkages and synergy with both public and private -organizations. This has created opportunity, knowledge and resource sharing.
(iii) Development of partnership with other Centres of the Universities for capacity building.
(i) Insufficient funding of the programme(s)
(ii) No adequate provision for staff development and capacity building.
(iii) Nearness to other institutions competing for students.
(iv) Constant industrial disputes in the educational sector usually lead to, disruption of academic calendar.