COVID19: Vice chancellor Canvasses Subsidy For Data To Support Online Teaching


BY TEMI OHAKWE, ABUJA – Vice-Chancellor of Veritas University, Abuja, Prof. Hyacinth Ichoku, has called for data subsidy for students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Prof Ichoku said the move will address specific challenges limiting online teaching amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Vice Chancellor made the call while briefing journalists on the activities lined up for the University’s 9th convocation ceremony scheduled to take place on January 30, 2021.

Ichoku further said that the government must be determined to tackle the problem of dearth in infrastructure in the sub-tertiary education sector.

According to him, “We need a lot of development in ICT infrastructure. The committee of Vice-chancellors had in November last year sent some delegates to the Ministry of Communication to negotiate for low cost data for students. I am sure that if the government is able to subsidise data for students and universities, it will go a long way in assisting online education in Nigeria”.

Speaking on the 9th convocation ceremony of the university, Ichoku said the university will award first-class certificates to 32 graduands among the 421 who have completed their course of studies and met all necessary requirements.

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