Edo varsity commences online lectures for second semester
To ensure students of Edo University Iyamho, graduate within the stipulated time despite the pandemic lockdown, management of the institution has commenced online academic activities, pending when normalcy returns.
The online academic activities was launched through CANVAS Learning Management System (LMS) and Academic Information System (AIS) platforms, according to information contained in a circular to staff, students and parents, signed by the registrar of the university, Dr. Isoken Ogboro.
Academic activities commenced last Monday with students’ registration for the second semester on LMS, while lectures will begin online on Monday, May 4.
“The CANVAS LMS is a digital learning platform where both staff and students can interact same way they do in their conventional classrooms. It provides a computerised learning platform, which enables students perform all academic activities online. Staff and students can access the platform either on laptop or using their android phones with their login details from anywhere in the world.
“The platform has the capacity to accommodate 100 video conferencing /lectures for both staff and students simultaneously. Edo University Iyamho is the only university in the West Africa with this Ivy League LMS, which is in use by 70 per cent of the Ivy League universities in the world today.
“Acquired in the first semester of the 2018/2019 academic session and launched in January 2019 by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who was represented by Prof Ifeoma Isiugbo-Abanihe, the platform has been in use in the university for more than a year, with both lecturers and students enrolled fully on the platform,” the statement read.
Vice chancellor of the institution, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor assured that the university would continue to train her staff on the use of this modern technology so that they can deliver the best services to the students effectively.
“The beauty of the CANVAS LMS is that parents can also monitor their wards performances in class activities as well as their overall performance. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the university is set to commence her second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session online. It is part of our determination to graduate students within the specified time.
“The university library, which is rich in e-resources is also accessible to students during this period of lockdown from the comfort of their homes.”