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COVID-19 lockdown: Help us with e-learning option, Ekiti varsity students beg Gov. Fayemi

Kehinde Adewole

Concerned about the prolonged lockdown of the Universities and other educational institutions in the country and the unhealthy toll the development is having on the undergraduates,  students of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), have urged Governor Kayode Fayemi, to urgently adopt an e-learning option for them so as to make up for the loss of lectures they have missed courtesy of the lockdown due to the raging Covid 19 pandemic.

Making the call through the President, Federation of Ekiti State Students, EKSU chapter (FESSU-EKSU ) , Comrade Alegbeleye Ayorinde Temitayo, the students admitted that the schools have been shut indefinitely in order to prevent the spread of the pandemic Covid 19 and protect lives of citizens. They appreciated the Fayemi led state government for taking such proactive step in this direction adding that it is a laudable measure. The students also expressed their gratitude to Governor Fayemi for a recent prompt payment of their bursary.

However, the young undergraduates reminded government that there is a need to consider other alternative measures that would take care of their education and safe guard their future in critical times such as this. They therefore urged the government to urgently consider adopting E-learning option in securing their education.

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Alegbeleye in a statement signed by Ojo Tumise Emmanuel, FESSU-EKSU press Corps chief editor, and made available to newsmen on Monday said: : “I’m sure we have EKSU Portal and Smart School, this is the time we need them. We can’t afford to wait till we resume in no-man-knows-when and the school Management will start rushing us to pay school fees and to do examinations before we cover our syllabuses, we should do something while at home”.

“On behalf of all Ekiti State University Indigenous Students (EKSUITES) and all Students studying in tertiary institutions in Ekiti State at large hereby urge the State Government and the School Management to please do the needful and the necessary pertaining to this issue. We need a study-while-at-home platform and I’m sure our Management and Government will see to this”, ” he hoped.