Online Learning Cannot Work In Nigeria – ASUU

Online Learning Cannot Work In Nigeria - ASUU
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that the online learning necessitated by the closure of schools over the coronavirus pandemic cannot work in Universities.
According to the union, aside from the challenge of capacity requirement, the quality in terms of content and presentation will be watered down.

“Many of us that teach in face-to-face arrangement we know the difficulties we face in explaining concepts, in illustrating presentations, so that dimension will be there. The quality in terms of content, in terms of the presentation, will be watered down”, the President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said.

The union is of explained that online teaching required some special pedagogical skills and training of lecturers who would be involved and giving them re-orientation which takes time for them to attune their minds.

“I am even focusing on tertiary institutions now because I don’t want to go to the lower level. So if you talk of tertiary institutions, the first thing is when they don’t have the skills they will water down the quality in terms of content generation, what should go into content, it is different from loading students with materials.


“What you will give to the scholars they need to be capable of digest and that additionally requires abilities in preparation. Where they can not digest, possibly at worst, it might simply be rubbish in rubbish out as a result of whenever you digest, it is possible for you to to ingest and whenever you ingest, it turns into half and parcel of you and that’s when you’ll be able to apply.” He additional defined.

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