LASU-ACEITSE heeds call by the AAU and WB to consider virtual delivery of its courses
Professor Peter A. Okebukola, the Center Leader for the Africa Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education (LASU-ACEITSE) hosted by Lagos State University in Nigeria, reported that following the advice offered by the World Bank and AAU, he was setting up the interactive online delivery of 6 courses which are expected to begin in April 2020.
Human and web resources were being mobilized to enable LASU-ACEITSE take-off effectively on Monday, April 6. Online registration would open on Wednesday, April 1. Prof Okebukola also said that the entire process would be documented (and published) as a case study of a practical response to the coronavirus lockdown. LASU-ACEITSE are deploying the virtual courses using customized Moodle and Zoom for all interactive video presentations.
He also mentioned that it was “his wish” to give each of the LASU-ACEITSE students a reimbursable N5,000 per month (about $15) for procuring internet data services for the three-month duration of the course.
Prof Okebukola has been implementing a similar scheme for the LASU-ACEITSE Research Group 1 students over the last nine months. He is a leading innovator in the area of alternative mechanisms for delivering teaching, learning and research.
Master’s Courses being offered virtually by LASU-ACEITSE from 6th April 2020
PhD Courses being offered virtually by LASU-ACEITSE from 6th April 2020
LASU-ACEITSE is one of the Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact). Based on the success of the ACE Phase 1 Project, the World Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD) in collaboration with the African governments and the Association of African Universities (AAU), launched the ACE Impact Project in 2018 to strengthen post-graduate training and applied research in existing fields and support new fields that are essential for Africa’s economic growth.