UNILAG resumes for exams
UNILAG resumes for exams. The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has recalled students to school to take their second-semester examinations between August 26 and September 26, 2021.
However, students say they feel unprepared following a period of online lectures that were irregular at best.
“The online lectures were not enough at all to proceed to write the examination. I cannot say I am ready for the examination because I am yet to cover some of my courses,” she said.
The students were sent home six weeks ago following the COVID-19 scare on campus.
The students have been having only online classes using the institution’s Learning Management System (LMS) since the July 12 closure.
A student, who simply identified himself as Oluwasetemi, said the online classes were not enough for him to prepare for the examination and could not be compared to physical classes. He said studying at home was not effective because of distractions.
“I am virtually not ready for the examination. Number one: The timetable is coming very late and it is actually choked. I only have two weeks for exams I am writing seven papers and five of them are actually back to back. The fact that we are not in school and we are at home, there are a lot of distractions. You cannot really read intensively like when you are in a school where nobody is disturbing you and you have enough time to read compared to our homes. Online classes is not enough. It was never enough and will never be enough. Physical classes can never be underestimated,” he said.
Mary Janet, a 100level student, complained of the irregularity of the online classes as well. She lamented that the classes consumed time and much data.
For resumption, the university has made a staggered arrangement for students with registered bed spaces to return to the hostels from August 9, 2021.
A statement from the university leadership reads: “Following the incidence of COVID-19 in the University of Lagos, University Senate at its meeting held on Monday, July 12, 2021, directed the immediate closure of all halls of residence to checkmate the further spread of the infection.