International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

Review

Cost indices in open and distance education in Nigerian universities

Juliet O. Inegbedion1* and Julius K. Adeyemi2Juliet O. Inegbedion1* and Julius K. Adeyemi2
1School of Education, National Open University of Nigeria, 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Nigeria. 2Department of Educational Studies and Management, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 September 2012
  •  Published: 13 December 2013

Abstract

The paper focused on general cost indices in open and distance learning (ODL) in Nigeria. Existing literaturesat the international level and in the only single mode open and distance learning in Nigeria (National Open University of Nigeria – NOUN) were reviewed to ascertain the factors that affect cost in open and distance learning. The findings revealed neglect of some factors during cost consideration. The cost structure observed requires a proper integration of all the sub-sections in an open and distance learning to be able to have adequate budget system in an open and distance learning institutions.

Key words: Open and distance learning, cost drivers, cost indices, cost function.