By Idowu Abdullahi,
The Management of Al-Hikmah University has disclosed that plans had been concluded to allow students of the institution write their second-semester examinations online.
It explained that the prevailing situation occasioned by coronavirus pandemic which necessitated shutting down of schools nationwide and affected the academic calendar formed the decision.
Besides, it said the completion of the online teaching and learning, upload of teaching materials, audio notes, and web meeting with the students, also played a large part in the decision making to commence the examination in order to successfully complete the 2019/2020 Academic Session.
The institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taofeek Ibrahim, said that the examinations billed to commence next week for all students through the university online platform, was in line with virtual learning adopted by the university after outbreak of coronavirus and that online learning, examination, and graduation had been the new norm.
In a statement released to newsmen on Thursday by the institution’s Acting Director Information, Protocol, Public Affairs, Shola Hassan, Ibrahim explained that the second-semester examination of 2019/2020 academic year will be phased out in batches with 400 the Level students commencing their examination on Monday 8th June 2020 while the other levels would commence their examinations on 16th June 2020.
The Vice-Chancellor while expressing satisfaction with the level of completion of the course syllabus, stressed that only students who had fully paid their tuition fee will be allowed to participate in the online examinations.
According to him, others yet to meet the obligation before the commencement of the examinations will be accommodated during the summer period.
Furthermore, the Vice-Chancellor urged students to abide by the university guideline’s on the online examination and comply strictly with all University regulations during the four weeks examination.
He also enjoined parents to assist the students in actualizing the online examination by creating a conducive environment for them during the period.