The University of Medical Sciences in Ondo State has resumed the second semester of the 2019 /2020 academic session with online lectures.
This was disclosed on Tuesday May 19, 2020 by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Tope Akintayo.
According to Akintayo, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Adesegun Fatusi, held a meeting with the deans of faculties and heads of departments to seek their inputs on how to effectively engage the students without exposing them to health hazards.
He added that during the meeting, Fatusi described the e-learning platform as the right tool that lecturers could adopt to teach students of the university.
“This ‘new normal’ approach will reduce student’s loss of time, keep them engaged in a directed lifelong learning process and provide an interesting opportunity to improve the quality of learning and a transparent means of assessing the lecturers.
“To implement the e-learning management system, the deans of faculties and heads of the various departments in the university were divided into smaller groups and trained by members of the Information and Communications Technology Centre headed by the ICT Director.
“The heads of departments have been equipped to train the academic staff in their various departments,” he said.
He stated that the students were not expected to resume or go to the university to receive lectures, while the campus remained closed to academic activities.
“Course advisers assigned to each course are expected to guide students and respond to enquiries via online platforms.
“The university management will continue to monitor the situation of the pandemic, national response and state government’s directives to aid optimal decisions that safeguard the lives of students, staff and other stakeholders of our great institution,” Akintayo added.