Kaduna State University begins online lectures for students


The Kaduna State University said on Friday that it has commenced online lectures for its students at home during the COVID-19 influenced lockdown period.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Muhammad Tanko, who said this in a statement in Kaduna, added that the lectures were in line with the directive of the Federal Ministry of Education.

Tanko noted that online lectures for postgraduate students had commenced, adding that it would be extended to undergraduates very soon.

He advised undergraduates to check the school websites for update and other information.

“Schools have been closed for a while now and our students are idling away at home following the stay-at-home order.

“The e-lectures would, therefore, keep students busy with academic activities while at home, and may enable us catch up with the academic calendar,” he said.

He commended Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i and his team for the proactive measures taken to prevent further spread of Covid-19 in the state.

The Vice Chancellor noted that although some of the measures, such as the lockdown and social distancing were tough, they were in the best interest of the state and the nation.

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“We are confident that Kaduna State and Nigeria in general will beat the pandemic, following the measures being taken to curtail further spread of the deadly virus currently ravaging the world,” he said.

It would be recalled that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, had on 3rd April, proposed that all universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, to activate virtual learning environment.

The closure of schools for nearly a month now as a measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19 meant that learning had been halted and this has become the last resort.

EduCeleb.com also reported that the Lagos State University, the First Technical University, Ibadan and the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro had equally reverted to online teaching.

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