… Deploys Online Learning Management System (OLMS)
The Vice-Chancelllor of Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye, has assured Parents that his administration remains committed to the continuous wellbeing and welfare of its students and their academic progress.
The VC also advised parents and guardians as well as students to stay safe, and that parents and guardians should encourage and support their wards to concentrate on their e-learning while looking forward to having the students back on campus soon.
In a statement, Ezemonye noted that efforts are ongoing in the University to sustain teaching and learning inspite of the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed regret that the COVID-19 pandemic which started as a long distance story in far away Wuhan city of China has disrupted the traditional way of living and of doing things including how to study and how to teach at all levels of educational institutions.
“There is no doubt that the nation-wide lockdown has altered the age long traditional behavioural pattern of doing things in Nigeria. Yet Igbinedion University, Okada, has adapted rather dramatically through the adoption of modern technology”, the VC said.
Ezemonye stated that the University, in response to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant closure of all academic institutions in the country, has deployed its online Learning Management System (OLMS) through which the University is already engaging students in virtual academic teachings; attending classes and taking continuous assessments from the comfort of their homes.
The Vice-Chancellor also noted that, the University, as part of its Community Social Responsibility (CSR), recently donated its mass-produced face masks and hand sanitizers to its host community-Okada and is, “also intensifying a collaborative research to find a cure for the Coronavirus”.
In a related development, the Vice-Chancello has announced the receipt of a letter from the National Universities Commission (NUC) announcing the award of Full Accreditation status to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University.
This follows the accreditation programme conducted by the NUC and its visit to the Department in November/December 2019.