UI Combines Online Lectures With Physical Classes
Written by MaryGift Sunday on August 17, 2021
Authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) said they are considering a combination of online and physical classes for the remainder of the 2020/2021 academic session.
This, the premier institution said, followed the increasing cases of COVID-19 around the country and across the globe.
A statement yesterday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, by UI Registrar, Mrs. Olubunmi Faluyi, reads: “This is to inform the university community that management has requested the faculties to identify the courses to be taught online and those to be taught physically en route to the commencement of the blended mode of teaching and learning for the remaining part of the second semester of the 2020/2021 session.
“The Emergency Remote Teaching Committee (ERTC), in its proposal to the Committee of Provosts and Deans (CoPD), in a meeting, held on August 11, 2021, had noted and recommended as follows:
“More cases of COVID-19 are being announced nationwide. These call for caution and proactive actions which should take into consideration, in the main, the review of the mode of teaching and learning in the second semester and, as a consequence, provide a safe way to undertake pedagogical activities on Nigerian university campuses.
“With the daily rising cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, and with several cases within the main and the College of Medicine/UCH campuses, the ERTC considered a proposal of blended teaching for the second-semester lectures in the university.