DIRECTOR’S WELCOME ADDRESS
Director’s Welcome Address
Welcome to the Institute of Part-Time Programmes (IPTP) of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. The administrative offices of the Institute are located within the complex of the University’s Male Halls of Residence, along the Akungba – Ikare road. Efforts are being put in place to get a more spacious complex for the Institute at the Western Campus of the University.
The Institute of Part-Time Programmes, which is as old as the University, was established to provide educational opportunities for individuals who, due to occupational, professional, and logistic demands, may not be able to acquire academic competencies using the platforms provided through the full-time programmes. The Institute, therefore, provides individuals with the opportunities to pursue academic, professional, and economic goals simultaneously. This explains why the courses are taught on weekends and the programmes have a slightly longer duration compared with the in full-time programmes. Aside the differences in the duration of programmes and lecture periods between the part-time and full-time students, part-time students enjoy the same benefits and privileges as enjoyed by full-time students.
The Institute, under the new leadership, is poised to ensuring that students get the best in terms of the administration of lectures, examinations, and results. In addition to the normal weekend lecture periods, we are working out the modalities of conducting lectures in the evenings (4pm to 7 pm) on weekdays – Monday to Friday – in the nearest future. In order to meet the needs of employees in the public and private sectors as well the dynamics of modern societies, more programmes and courses have been added to the existing lists of programmes and courses. The Institute parades courses, which are drawn from Arts, Science, Social Sciences, and Management Sciences. Our programmes are handled by seasoned academic staff of Adekunle Ajasin University and other experienced individuals who met our esteemed standards. The portal is being re-positioned to enhance the ease-of-being a part-time student. For example, the payment, registration, results, e-clearance, and i-transcript facilities are being re-tooled and updated for promptness and effectiveness. All these are aimed at executing the activities of Institute in a 21st century-compliant manner.