Following the successful completion of the first semester’s virtual and physical examinations, The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced May 10 as resumption for full physical reopening for the second semester of academic activities for the 2019/2020 session.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics and Research), Prof. Oluwole Familoni, told reporters the university has made it compulsory for all students to comply with COVID-19 guidelines and rules to aid the smooth running of the second semester academic activities.
Familoni said the university successfully deployed its e-learning platform during the first semester, which held virtually.
He described the e-learning as highly beneficial and virtual and physical examination that followed as successful.
He said the challenges faced were resolved.
According to him: “The online learning system deployed to complete the first semester academic activities for about 50,000 students, both undergraduates and postgraduates was for the period of eight weeks.
“The lecture was delivered successfully through the customized Learning Management System (LMS) the university library deployed its services to support students with print resources, the library also offer help through the Chat-a-librarian service where students have access through virtual chat and special arrangements were made for the visually impaired students.
“The online examination was conducted using a cloud based online Platform, the WebTest and the students were supported with free data by the school management and the students were also well monitored.
“It is in our cognizant opinion that the university of Lagos and all other institutions should be encouraged to further use the virtual learning platform through the use of special ground for the university to be able to carry out this work”.
Regarding the safety and security of students on resumption, the Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Ademola Adeleke, urged the students to be more security conscious.
He said arrangement had been made with neighbouring police to keep an eye on neighbouring communities.
He also added the students should endeavour to make use of the emergency phone app or the emergency phone line linked to the health centre in case of any emergency