Although the National University Commission (NUC) had issued a directive that all Nigerian universities should proceed on a three-week break, the Federal University of Oye Ekiti still holds lectures online for all students.
According to Grace Irede of the Faculty of Science, lecturers had issued a timetable to students with which to follow during the short break.
She said lectures are being conducted through telegram while students are directed to submit assignments through their portals.
Speaking to Agbolade Falana of the Faculty of Social Sciences in the same school, he added that the online lectures cut across all departments in various faculties.
Students of the university speak to were seen glued to their mobile phones receiving lectures, taking notes, and processing their assignments which they needed to send through their portals.
Conducting social and academic programmes and activities is not alien to Fuoye. By December 2022 the students’ union body of the school went to a poll to choose its leaders online.
Even though the process was not without hitches, as voting was marred by traffic congestion and a bad network, it, however, recorded its success.
NUC had ordered all universities to vacate their campuses to participate in both presidential and National Assembly elections held on February 25, 2023.
The short break given on February 22, 2023, will last till March 14 to enable students enjoy their franchise by voting on the yet-to-be-conducted governorship and state’s house of assembly election slated for March 11.