How Mountain Top varsity excels in online learning, by VC

Vice-Chancellor, Mountain Top University (MTU), Ibafo Ogun State, Prof. Elijah Ayolabi, has stated that the university has a world-class Information and Communications Technology (ICT) facility that can compare to any of its kind in any part of the world.

He said this shortly after the Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, announced that universities should commence online teaching, following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria and the inevitable nation-wide lockdown.He added that the institution had commenced online teaching two weeks before the lockdown.

According to him, “It was easy for our university to commence the e-learning immediately all universities were shut down because our ICT facility is world-class. Every student in our university is provided with a tablet that is connected to the Internet.

“In this way, it is easy for them to have their lectures from home. Also, our lecturers are adequately trained to be conversant with the use and workability of ICT as a teaching tool. Since the lockdown, lectures have been going on and our lecturers and students have been busy.

He continued: “Besides the physical interaction, I can tell you that our students have not missed anything in terms of their lectures. Somehow, the students are enjoying the experience. Semester tests and assignments have been given and assessed by the lecturers. Project supervision is ongoing and in fact, all academic activities in the university are in full gear.”

“Although we miss seeing and physically interact with our students and lecturers, as they say, necessity is the mother of invention and I am convinced we have made the most out of a seemingly bad situation,” Ayolabi stated. MTU is a faith-based tertiary institution owned by Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.

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