Demand for tertiary education nationally and worldwide has outstretched the limited resources of educational institutions. In response to the Ghana Government’s policy of increasing access to tertiary education, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, has taken up the challenge to establish the Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) to utilise innovative approaches in providing higher education through the distance learning mode.
To be a leading institute in providing access to quality continuing, tertiary education and training through distance learning in Africa, using an innovative range of distance learning technologies.
IDL offers diverse student population access to quality instruction and provides support services in demand-driven, continuing, and tertiary education programmes through a combination of online educational materials and face-to-face teaching (blended learning delivery).
Core Values of IDL
- Quality education and training
- Equitable access to tertiary education
- Culture of excellence
- Distance learning technology savvy
- Selflessness and learner-centeredness