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Why Nigeria can’t fully run e-learning, by NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has disclosed that Nigeria cannot operate 100 per cent e-learning programme following the deficit of infrastructure, power, and internet access in the country.

The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Commission, Dr Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf, who disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Abuja, also expressed the commission’s concern over integrity issues surrounding the operation of the mode of learning in the country.

Ramon-Yusuf stated that e-learning must pass the integrity test before being fully embraced.

According to him, “we want to ensure that when there is e-learning in place, it would be run in such a manner that every student is accounted for, every student has an e-portfolio which enables everyone to know that it is this student that registered for this course and it is that same student that has been doing the assessment test and the examination; and that learning is taking place in an evidence basis.

“We need to sit down and articulate the requirements for e-learning: materials, men and women, infrastructure; what should we put in place, how should we proceed; we can’t do e-learning today in Nigeria.

What we can do is blended learning”

“Anybody who is making noise that e-learning must start tomorrow is either mischievous or ignorant”

The NUC Deputy Executive Secretary,stated that private open universities will come on board when all stakeholders were satisfied that the country has what it takes to guarantee quality and integrity of the e-learning programme, in order not create a window for the proliferation of worthless certificates under e-learning

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