Announcement

Passionate Unilorites,

RE: UPDATE ON RESUMPTION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES; CRITICAL TIMES CALL FOR CRITICAL DECISIONS.

Sequel to the revision of the academic calendar for the 2019/2020 academic session and the announcement of the date of commencement for the Virtual learning, officials of the Student Union together with Faculty Presidents had meet daily on campus to discuss the current situation and interacted with arms of the University management after receiving several crucial concerns and agitations from our members.

Esteemed Unilorites, these information are crucial and important as it supercedes all other informations on the subject listed below. Trying times are here as impelled by the Covid-19 and ASUU Strike. In furtherance of our dedication to the welfare of students, we compiled and tabled all received complaints to the management. However, a bird-eye look into the issues at the meeting revealed reasons behind the new development which are necessary for continuity of studies after a prolonged pause. The Virtual learning system is accepted globally and is being adopted as a sustainable mode of teaching and learning, and the University has shown her plans to ensure that we are part of this process in the commencement and period of academic activities.

Also, we have lodged complaints to the appropriate quarters on the complexity and stressful process of enrolling for the virtual learning, activation and reactivation of student email, reset of passwords, and all other general complaints we have received from students so far. The university COMSIT through the helpdesk communication platform would continue to make efforts to resolve all issues.

A Table Talk organised by the corporate affairs unit of the university, which featured the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Acad) held yesterday and will have the Director of COMSIT, Prof. Dupe Ademola-Popoola,* today January 7th, 10 am, on Unilorin FM 89.3 FM (or visit fm.unilorin.edu.ng to join live from anywhere in the world).

In addendum, the University is working on a solid partnership with GLO for a cheap and discounted custom data plan to reduce the cost of Internet access for students of the University of Ilorin. The details of this efforts shall be communicated to the general public as soon as they are finalized. The University is also working on a Resource Center with 200+ standby computers to help indigent students gain access to prerecorded lectures and other academics materials to aid their learning.

On a final note, we urge students not to panic about the enrollment process if they are experiencing any issues and reach out to the COMSIT Helpdesk via [email protected] for technical assistance. This release supersedes our previous release yesterday.

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