Edo poly to resume February 1
Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, has concluded plans to commence academic activities using online resources with the distribution of computers to academic staff to facilitate open, distance and flexible learning.
Rector of the polytechnic, Prof. Abiodun Falodun, who disclosed this in an interview with journalists, said the school has trained academic staff on how to deploy technology for e-learning and familiarised them with the teaching interface.
“We are 100 per cent ready to resume academic activities in Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, with the arrangements to ensure that teaching and learning become seamless and enjoyable despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have distributed laptops to Deans and Heads of Departments. 104 academic staff at the school has also been provided with laptops. The instructors and technologists have also gotten the gadgets,” he said.
Falodun added that students would be provided with phones and tablets to enable them to join their lecturers.
“We are abiding by Governor Godwin Obaseki’s directive to ensure that school’s resume on February 1, 2021. So everything required for resumption is set. We are also ready to commence e-learning at the institution,” he added.