The management of University of Ilorin, Kwara State, has disclosed that it had assigned 500 user accounts of 300-capacity zoom licences to its various faculties and departments for the immediate commencement of virtual classes.
A statement made available to the media on Monday by the university’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, said that the virtual classes would run simultaneously with physical classes.
Akogun pointed out that “about 500 user accounts of 300 capacity zoom licences have been assigned to Faculties and Departments for effective virtual delivery of lectures.”
“We have also developed virtual class schedules for courses with class sizes of about 1,000, 3,000, and 5,000 students using the large capacity zoom licences,” he added.
He said that “physical delivery of lectures/practical sessions in classrooms/laboratories is very important and should be consciously sustained.”
“It would be recalled that in the wake of the transportation challenges facing the students and staff of the university, the management rolled out several measures to mitigate the effect of the unfortunate situation on the students in particular.
“These include the directive to the Timetable and Room Usages Committee to adjust lecture timetable to make it more flexible.
“The management also renewed the university’s zoom licences to activate the virtual lecture option,” the statement said.
The university had last week said that it would begin virtual lectures for the students in the institution to assuage the transportation problem being faced by the students and staff as a result of the bad road and construction work ongoing along the main road leading to the university from the town.