By Fowewe Abdullateef
The University of Ilorin management board is planning to bring back virtual lectures, courtesy of persistent transportation challenges, which have continued to affect the mobility of students of the institution.
Kunle Akogun, Director of Corporate Affairs, made this known in a statement on Tuesday, assuring that measures were being put in place to ease the difficulty.
“Management of the University of Ilorin is deeply concerned about the enormity of the transportation challenges currently being faced by our students.
“We also want to assure all that measures are being put in place to ease this difficulty in a very short time.
“The management is considering the possibility of reviving the virtual lecture option, especially for large classes, to reduce the necessity of having a large number of students on the road at peak periods.
“The management appeals to students to exercise patience while efforts are being made to resolve the unfortunate transportation challenges.
“Also, the management is currently engaging with the Kwara State Government on the need to conclude the Flyover construction on the Tipper Garage axis of the University Road timely and the provision of more strategic interventions to ease the burden of our students.”
“Arrangements had already been concluded to bring in big buses for a massive movement of students but they could not be deployed yet due to the Flyover construction on the University Road.
“The welfare of our students remains the priority and mainstay of the management and this will not be compromised for any reason,” Akogun concluded.