SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY: SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SET TO LAUNCH AN E-LEARNING PORTAL
Following the closure of schools nationwide due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Southwestern University is set to launch the Southwestern University, Nigeria e-learning portal for university students. The portal will host lectures on different courses offered by the institution.
The e-learning platform, which is currently in its testing mode, would be deployed once ready. The Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Odufuwa disclosed this in a meeting with lecturers, stating that it’s time for universities to look beyond the pandemic and start making efforts to meet the increasing needs of university students to learn by going online.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu recently noted on the official website of the Federal Ministry of Education that COVID-19 may be with us for a while and emphasized the urgent need to maintain and improve upon distance-learning programs.
“Now is the time to plan and address the eventual safe reopening of schools and learning facilities. It will be recalled that at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, schools and all learning facilities were closed in order to safeguard the health and general wellbeing of our children, youths, teachers, and educational personnel.” he wrote.
Once launched, the portal may be accessed via mobile gadgets and laptops. According to authorities at the University,
- The e-learning portal has been integrated to have all the solutions in the same educational environment for successful learning.
- The portal registers and tracks students’ progress as this will help in immediate correction of students’ shortcomings
- A platform ensures that lectures are always available to students. This will help students who were not online during lectures
- A portal features a virtual classroom that replicates a physical classroom and will be available to students soon. For more information, visit the official website of Southwestern University Nigeria.
About Southwestern University Nigeria
Southwestern University Nigeria is private University established as a regional block Institution, designed to provide the missing link between Research and Development (R&D) and the Industries.
The philosophy of the university is total commitment to the training and development of men and women in an enabling environment, through appropriate teaching, research and service to humanity.
The university provides a strong and dynamic curriculum to help its students develop into knowledgeable and productive citizens. The instructional staff are rich in experience and background, under a favourable faculty student ratio to permit an intimate working relationship between the students and their professors/lecturers/institutions. It is located on the outskirts of Lagos in Okun Owa, a community that shares a boundary with Ogun state and Lagos. The university is licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria and duly accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).