Following the shutdown of all educational institutions across the country due to the outbreak of novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the management of Godfrey Okoye University, has commenced online lectures for the second semester for students of the institution.
According to a statement from the Office of the Registrar of the faith-based university in Enugu, Dr Nnamdi Eneh, the online lecture was part of efforts to cover gaps created by the forced closure of the institution in order to ensure that the academic calendar runs uninterrupted.
The statement made available to journalists at the Enugu main campus of the university noted that the online lectures had since commenced since 20th April.
The Registrar, who stressed that lecturers of the institution who had not uploaded their courses risked excluding themselves from teaching in the second semester, said only the courses uploaded would count for each lecturer as his teaching load.
Eneh, however, made it clear that two persons should not upload one course, adding that the students would be given the email address of their lecturers for contacts and clarifications as well as for group teaching via WhatsApp.
He also advised the students to access the online learning platform from the university website, www.gouni.edu.ng.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Christian Anieke, had on behalf of the Senate of the university, extended the second semester course registration for students for 2019/2020 academic session.
The extension, which according to him, had since taken effect from 22nd April, is expected to close by 12 midnight of 30th April.
The statement further urged all students to use the opportunity of the extension to complete their course registration for the semester as failure to do so will attract stiff penalties.
Eneh advised the students to contact the ICT Help Desk if they have issues with their registrations, even as he urged all Heads of Departments, Coordinators of programmes, Mentors and the Council of Honour to take note of the extension and be guided in the performance of their activities.
Bingham varsity too
The management of Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State, has said it has commenced online lectures for its students.
The registrar of the university, Mrs Esther Dyaji, in a statement said the online lectures became imperative after the management of the university reviewed the COVID-19 situation.
“After reviewing the situation with regards to the control of the coronavirus pandemic, the management of the institution approved the commencement of online lectures,” the statement reads in part.
The university, therefore, directed lecturers and students to adhere to the new directive for online lectures.For information on Press Releases, Photos, Promotional Events and Adverts, Please Call or Send a Text to 09052129258, 08124662170 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org