LAGOS - The management of Caleb University has announced the resumption of academic activities for second semester of the ongoing academic session.
The latest development was conveyed to all major stakeholders of the institution including students, parents and indeed the general public in a recent statement by the institution's management obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG.
The statement also revealed that the institution was ready to activate all its E-learning facilities already put in place to ensure the smooth running and continuation of the 2019/2020 Academic session with resumption of the second semester academic activities despite the current lockdown occasioned by the dreaded coronavirus global pandemic that has soon seen the temporary suspension of major socio-economic and educational activities across the country.
It also revealed that the University was prepared to handle all continuous assessment activities and examinations online.
See full details of the statement below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;
Caleb: First Univeristy In Nigeria To Resume 2nd Semester on Schedule
Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, on April 14, recorded the milestone, when it resumed its 2nd Semester academic activities.
The University which is regarded as thé best Private University in Research and Entrepreneurship Development scored a double when it emerged on last Monday as the first Nigerian university to resume on scheduled date and also used the e-learning platform to engage the students amidst the lockdown due to Corona virus pandemic
The school scored another first in its history with the record breaking commencement of its e-learning programme for all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across its Colleges, on April 20.
The University is able to handle all continuous assessment activities and examinations online.
Revealing her first experience with e-learning, Dr Nancy Nwaolikpe, a lecturer from the Department of Mass Communication declared,
"It was wonderful to have my class of 8-10 am.
"Initially, the students couldn't join due to IT hiccups from their ends. But everything became beautiful after they eventually joined the interactive class. Thank God for this opportunity".
Architect Gabriel Olaoye, lecturer, Department of Architecture, declared also sais "Good experience with the Internet innovation. Our labour over our children will not be in vain."
Dr Moses Ekperiware, Head, Department of Economics, noted:
"Mine too was cool. Interesting. "
To both the Students and staff , the experience has been fulfilling.
To complement the e-learning experience, the University library, has provided to all members of staff and students, access details to the databases which the University has subscribed to, for a seamless interactive learning to research
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Nosa Owens-Ibie, also expressed his happiness for the successful take-off of the programme noting that e-learning is the only real option within the context of current global reality.
He said he looked forward to the strategic integration of e-learning with existing systems and structures, when the world regains normalcy.
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