It has been weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shut down abruptly. I encourage us to keep keeping safe. The situation is further complicated by the ongoing industrial action by different staff unions. No one is sure of when studies will resume.
Before the lockdown of our institutions, the University of Ibadan had already gotten to an advanced stage in our plans to improve our students’ learning experience by deploying a Learning Management System. The prevailing situation only further strengthens our resolve to complete the process already started.
However, since the last academic session was not officially concluded, learning resources that are tailored to your course enrolment will have to wait until the commencement of the new session. Nonetheless, we are committed to supporting your development during this period.
Hence, the University recently subscribed to over 3,800 courses in 400 specialisations. Most of these courses ordinarily attract subscription fees but are now offered free as part of the efforts of the giant online training company - Coursera - to impact the world at this time.
As a student of the University, you are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity available for enrollment through July 31, 2020 at the first instance.
Kindly note that the courses are not in any way tied to obtaining a degree in the University of Ibadan.
Clicking on the link below takes you to the resource site.
You will be required to sign up. Use your @stu.ui.edu.ng email to take advantage of the special free courses. Confirmation message will be sent to your email.
Please continue to stay safe.
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic
NB: Staff who are interested can also take advantage of the offer as life-long learners. Sign up with your @ui.edu.ng email address