For not going on strike over the last 13 years, University of Ilorin will enjoy the full benefits of its consistency as her lecturers will now lecturer students from the comfort of their homes and offices via the internet. The University will switch on this digital facility in January of 2014.
Addressing journalists in Ilorin, the Registrar of University of Ilorin, Emmanuel Obafemi the only Federal University that has locked its door to the influence of ASUU said that the lecturers will have contact with the students and test them via the internet.
The Registrar stated that the university achieved this feat after long term planning, stressing that 25,000 Ipads were acquired by the university to kick-start the process. According to him, all the Ipads have been fully customised with the course outlines and course work to be used by the students and their lecturers.
He informed that the entire vicinity of the University of Ilorin has been connected to high speed internet to ensure that students and lecturers enjoy the benefits of this innovation. He added that the students bought the Ipads from the school at a subsidised rate.
The Registrar noted that University of Ilorin will continue to set the pace for other Universities, adding that in the coming months the gains of the project will be consolidated.
Scan News investigations revealed that with the Federal Government agreeing to invest fresh funds in universities, the people are expecting innovations and positive development.
Since Unilorin chose not to participate in ASUU’s annual strike ritual, the school has metamorphosed into a national brand, throwing up programmes comparable to her international colleagues.