Edo University, Iyamho, has been applauded for being a trail blazer in the application of modern technology in running her educational system thereby overcoming the challenges faced by institutions of learning in the face of the covid-19 outbreak.
This was the position of a guest speaker, Prof. Adam Zahler, at the 2nd convocation lecture of the university
Adam zahler, a professor of theatre Art at Worcester State University, Massachussetts, USA, while delivering his lecture said the world, which is now faced with a serious challenge as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, that has posed threat to education and other strata of life requires new discoveries and approach to contain the impact.
Prof. zahler’s lecture which was titled ‘Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on tertiary education: view from the west & possible implications for Africa universities’ was delivered virtually.
The virtual conference attracted personalities all over the world, which include cice chancellors of universities, industry specialists, government functionaries, media practitioners amongst others
While commending the university for being a trail blazer in technological advancement, which enabled the institution to conclude its academic activities in the face of the shutdown of institutions in the wake of the covid-19, Prof. zahler charged other African universities to brace up for the challenges ahead.
The scholar also urged academias to design a curriculum that will inculate in the present generation the need to embrace electronic method of learning to be able to contain the challenges of the post covid era.
Delivering his address, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Engr. Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, expressed appreciation to the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki for his support to the institution, noting that the title of the lecture was apt in the face of the realities of the moment.
He attributed the success of the graduation to the use of the CANVAS learning management system, which created the online platform for the completion of the 2019/2020 academic session.
In his message, chairman at the event and minister for education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the vice chancellor, University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami commended the university for possessing infrastructure & modern facilities that facilitate learning.
The chancellor of the university, Mr Aderemi Makanjuola was among those, who gave goodwill messages.