A Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Control, Taofeek Ibrahim has urged the federal government to use digital technology to enhance teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, the present situation globally is not yet safe to reopen schools due to the inadequate safety infrastructure in the country.
Ibrahim who is the outgoing Vice Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, North Central Nigeria enjioned the Nigerian government to emulate the present global trend and adopt the use of digital technology to teach students while staying in the comfort of their homes
Professor Taofeek suggested that teachers can open a platform through which the time table, lectures and other instructional materials could be uploaded on various online platforms so as to encourage e-learning and to conduct examinations.
Using Al-hikma University as an example, Taofeek said that the academic programmes of the institution were not affected by the coronavirus pandemic due to the online learning that it adopted.
Speaking on a news programme organised by the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Kwara state council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Ilorin, the Vice Chancellor emphasised that the school had run online courses and as well organised examinations for its students.