KIU, Main Campus - The COVID-19 pandemic is probably one of the greatest public health disasters the world has faced in modern history, infecting about 341,000+ individuals, and registering about 14,700+ deaths globally.
According to Associate Professor, Ayodeji Awobamise, the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been so severe on his part. He has been reading reports on COVID -19 globally and hopes that the situation normalises soon.
"I have not been used to being at home. I can't handle not doing my regular activities. I was even surprised yesterday when I went out and saw people going about their daily duties, and some churches open. I wondered if they understood the seriousness and gravity of the situation hence the government directives," he said.
He applauded the University for providing lecturers with the web-based Learning Management System (LMS) platform to interact with students and other staff members on a regular basis.
"LMS is a very great platform. It was not improvised because of the pandemic but it was already in the works and we have done a series of trainings on E-learning. It happens that it will come in very handy during the lockdown," he said.
In addition, he said that the platform allows lecturers to upload notes and interact with students, set questions, and even grade them. It allows students to continue learning even while at home.
Associate Professor Ayodeji also emphasised that all students ably access the online material through LMS because it is very easy to use and does not consume data. Students are also able to access study material using their mobile phones.
"It's an exciting opportunity for students to explore and with or without the virus, the students should always use the platform regularly," he said.
He advised students to stay strong throughout this period and take advantage of the LMS platform and study since school will definitely resume.