UNILORIN starts its large-class virtual lectures.
For the immediate start of virtual classrooms, several faculties and departments have been given 500 user accounts and 300-capacity zoom licenses by Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN, Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin.
The virtual classes would run concurrently with actual classes, according to a statement made on Monday by Unilorin’s spokesman, Kunle Akogun.
According to the statement, faculties and departments have been given access to “approximately 500 user accounts of 300 capacity zoom licences for effective virtual delivery of lectures.”
Using the huge capacity zoom licenses, he added: “We have also produced virtual class schedules for courses with class sizes of approximately 1000, 3000, and 5000 people.
It is crucial to maintain the physical delivery of lectures and practical sessions in classrooms and laboratories.
According to him, in the wake of the transportation challenges facing the students and staff of the university, the management rolled out several measures to mitigate the effect of the unfortunate situation on the students in particular.
“These included the directive to the Time-Table and Room Usages Committee to adjust lecture time-table to make it more flexible.
“The management also renewed the university’s zoom licences to activate the virtual lecture option,” he said.