Unilorin Resumes Lectures Despite ASUU's Uncertainty

 In 2020, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) went on a nine month strike (from March to December), Covid-19 also came into play along the line with some adverse effects, crippling the economy, some businesses and some sectors. The strike was recently called off and the proposed date for resumption for universities have been slated for 18th-1-2020. University of Ilorin has however, announced 11-1-2020 as its resumption date. Meanwhile, ASUU expressed fear and contemplated on resumption for precautionary reasons due to the increase of covid-19 in Nigeria.

The University of Ilorin (the Better by Far University) resumed lectures today (11-1-2020) as earlier announced. Virtual lectures began today precisely among the undergraduates of the prestigious university.

The only issues associated with the classes are poor network and the rate of data consumption. Another issue is that of power supply. 

The virtual classes are a good way of preventing the spread of the virus since students and lecturers are not required to meet in class or school. This is a good example for other universities who are sceptical to resume for health reasons. Virtual class/online lecture is the future of education since so many advantages are accrued to it. It would be great if ASUU can recommend this means to other universities under the association. The Ministry of Education should work towards the actualisation of this as well.


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