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Caleb University, Africa’s Best Private University in Research and Entrepreneurship Development scored a double when it emerged on last Monday, April 13, 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.
Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, on April 14, recorded the milestone, when it resumed its 2nd Semester academic activities virtually on schedule.
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.
In this dispensation, the University is able to handle all continuous assessment activities and examinations online.
The experience has been fulfilling for staff and students. Reliving 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: “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 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 experience.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Nosa Owens-Ibie, is happy that the programme has successfully taken off at Caleb University, noting that e-learning is the only real option within the context of current global reality. Prof Owens-Ibie looks forward to the strategic integration of e-learning with existing systems and structures, when the world regains normalcy.