Vice Chancellors are looking for virtual learning in universities

The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU), South West Zone has stressed the need to develop policies and promote virtual learning in public universities.

The Vice-Chancellors made the call in a communiqué issued at the end of the 60th anniversary and co-signed by Professor Aderonke M. Baiyeroju, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, and Omolara O. Onipede, Secretary of the Local Organizing Committee.

The theme of the event was “Sixty Years in Sixty Minutes: Exploring Trends in the University System”.

It states: “In order to determine the effectiveness of virtual learning, it is important to examine the academic performance of students in the semester in which only virtual learning was introduced and to compare this with the semester in which only face-to-face teaching was introduced was used and account for any differences found.

“University Funding Centers should be re-evaluated and further energized to be more strategic in fundraising.

“Penal regulations for plagiarism (for both students and faculty) should be clearly stated in university intellectual property documents, and there must be a will to implement them.

“The plagiarism detection tool used in the universities should be coordinated in such a way that their operation does not realign the content of student theses and theses.”

They also urged universities to consider partnering with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to tackle drug abuse in Nigerian colleges.

“To decisively combat drug abuse, students caught in the web of drug abuse should be made to disclose their sources of supply so that they can be traced and crushed.

“There needs to be cost analyzes of what it takes to educate graduates in each field so that the data generated can be used for policy making.”

While saying there is a value gap in graduate production, they stressed the need to engage in critical review of our value systems and their impact on higher education and the quality of our products.

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