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E-learning can’t work in Nigeria, says ASUU

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June 16th, 2020

 
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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has expressed reservation on the online learning occasioned by the closure of schools over the coronavirus pandemic, saying, it cannot work in the Universities.

Apart from the challenge of capacity requirement, the union premised its observation on the fact that “the quality in terms of content, in terms of presentation will be watered down.”

According to ASUU, online teaching required some special pedagogical skills and training of lecturers who would be involved and giving them re-orientation which takes time for them to attune their minds.

“I am even focusing on tertiary institutions now because I don’t want to go to the lower level. So if you talk of tertiary institutions, the first thing is when they don’t have the skills they will water down the quality in terms of content generation, what should go into content, it is different from loading students with materials.

“What you are going to give to the students they should be able to digest and that also requires skills in preparation. Where they cannot digest, maybe at worst, it may just be garbage in garbage out because when you digest, you will be able to ingest and when you ingest, it becomes part and parcel of you and that is when you can apply

“Many of us that teach in face-to-face arrangement we know the difficulties we face in explaining concepts, in illustrating presentations, so that dimension will be there. The quality in terms of content, in terms of presentation will be watered down”, the President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said in an interview with THE PUNCH.

He said, “It (virtual learning) will not work. Let’s break it down; when you talk of virtual learning practically online teaching and learning, I think the first question we need to ask ourselves is: do we have the infrastructure for that? When you talk of infrastructures in the institutions concerned, do they have facilities and if you want to take it to individuals, can they afford it?”

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checkmate01 avatar

checkmate01

2 months ago

I like d last line can "individuals afford it" Nigeria dat d cost of data is more dan d cost of food. Au many student can afford to stay online for lectures wen dey neva see beta food chop

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aduragbemi

2 months ago

That's the fact. E-learning cannot work in Nigeria .

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Thabita69

2 months ago

Thank you oo Asuu, data is really expensive abeg

OHGO1981 avatar

OHGO1981

2 months ago

A professor is telling Nigerians that e-learning is not going to work in Nigeria how true is that

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Akokonso1

a month ago

One of the best unbiased speech of Nigerian politicians

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Rufahin10

a month ago

Na so oo, how will e learning work, that thing is rubbish jawe, ya right the man