The College of Lagos (UNILAG) and the Yaba School of Know-how (YABATECH) are holding solely on-line lessons. Nonetheless, the scholars flood the campus each day. OLABISI SALAU came upon why.
After a lecturer died of COVID-19 on January 24, 2021, the Yaba School of Know-how (YABATECH) shut down its hostels and moved lessons on-line. Nonetheless, college students are nonetheless very current on the campus.
When the College of Lagos (UNILAG) resumed after the nine-month Tutorial Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) strike on January 25, it went straight to on-line lessons for the scholars. However like YABATECH, UNILAG college students have been all around the college campus when The Nation visited.
Oluwatoyin Aderopo of YABATECH mentioned she was at school as a result of she was not gaining sufficient from the web lessons.
“I’m within the faculty as a result of I don’t actually perceive many of the questions or assignments given so we and different college students come to the college to assist one another perceive the issues,” she mentioned.
For Adesola Adeola of the College of Artwork, Design and Printing, whereas on-line lessons have been high-quality, the sensible elements of his programme must be accomplished at school.
“I’m a Ceramics pupil and the tools wanted for a number of the assignments are within the faculty and the division.This is without doubt one of the causes I’m on the college premises most occasions,” Adesola mentioned.
Rasheedat Salami from the Division of Accounting lamented that the web lessons weren’t interactive and so do little to assist understanding.
“In many of the on-line lessons, lecturers are solely dropping notes on-line and anticipate us to grasp them with none clarification. The elements I’m having points with are the calculative programs that are Additional Arithmetic and Arithmetic. These two programs are troublesome and the lecturers will not be serving to in any respect. So, we’re compelled to hunt a few of our seniors’assist in the programs. That’s the reason we meet within the faculty premises – to get tutored on the programs,” she mentioned.
At UNILAG, college students have been on the premises, regardless of that on-line lessons had resumed.
Abiodun Owoseni of the Division of Enterprise Administration mentioned he was at school to benefit from the free WI-FI to avoid wasting him the price of information he would have wanted to be on-line.
“I got here to the college premises due to the free Wi-Fi the college provides to the scholars to do a number of the assignments on-line. And this has been useful in lots of the programs,” Abiodun mentioned.
Many different college students additionally go to the campus to make use of the WI-FI.
Nonetheless, accessing the UNILAG Studying Administration System has not been hitch- free and has resulted in lots of college students coming to the campus to resolve the problems.
A lecture from the Division of Schooling, who refused to offer his identify, mentioned some college students had complained of excessive site visitors.
“A few of the college students within the faculty are right here as a result of the web lessons are having community issues. A few of the college students complained of the problems to the college administration, however until now they haven’t been given viewers,” he mentioned.
Sharon Tolulope, an Schooling Administration pupil, was one these with complaints. She lamented that the supplies posted on-line weren’t simple to obtain.
Reacting, the Principal Assistant Registrar, Company Affairs, UNILAG, Mrs. Nonye Ogwuoma, mentioned there have been avenues for college kids to make complaints.
She mentioned: “On the LMS platform, there’s a assist desk the place you’ll be able to lodge your complaints. I don’t know if the scholars have lodged their complaints there. They will write to the director, CITS; they’ll additionally write to the director, High quality Assurance.
“As a result of it’s a new factor within the College of Lagos, there are sure to be teething issues. As we get the complaints, we handle them. There are individuals on floor who will attend to those issues. However we are able to solely know issues which have been reported. Once more, I hope that the issue is just not because of the scholars not doing the correct factor as a result of typically by the point we start to handle them, we uncover that it’s the college students’ drawback. They will even discuss to the HODs.”
Whereas the college is just not proscribing college students from approaching campus, Mrs. Ogwuoma mentioned: “The college is definitely proscribing crowd gathering.”
On Wednesday, final week, the College of Social Sciences of the college organised a webinar for lecturers to assist them transit from face-to-face to on-line instructing. Entitled: “Alternatives and Challenges in On-line Instructing”, it was facilitated by Dr. Susie Schofield of the College of Dundee, Scotland.
Dr. Schofield, a member of Scottish Larger Schooling Developer (SHED), is liable for the design and supply nose to nose and distance of assorted programs together with software of instructional theories, instructing strategies amongst others at Dundee.