Scenario 1: Hassan is the Senior Operator of DHIRAAGU substation in Seenu Atoll which is located in the Southern tip of Maldives He does not want to leave his job and move to the capital Male' to do his masters. However, he strongly feels he must continue with his studies. IS ODL the best solution?
Scenario 2: Mele Lami is an untrained Primary school teacher with 5 children all under the age of 7. She is one of only 3 teachers teaching at the Primary School of Tafahi a village situated on the island of Niuatoputapu. The school is made up of approximately 150 students ranging in age from 5 to 6 years old. Mrs. Lami wants to upgrade her teaching qualification so that she may be eligible for a promotion. However, she cannot leave her 5 children behind to take up the two year diploma program as the only Teacher's College in Tonga is located on the main island of Tongatapu, nor can she leave the students of 150 under the care of just two teachers. The only way that Mrs. Lami will be able to study for her diploma in teaching would be through distance learning.