UNILORIN Delivers First Online Lecture

Students of the University of Ilorin will soon have the rare opportunity of receiving lectures on their hand-held devices and computers as the institution partners with Globacom on eLearning. The platform will be powered by Globacom’s superfast Glo 1 Submarine cable, it’s nationwide microwave infrastructure and the company’s pan Nigeria optic fiber ring.

Globacom’s Chief Commercial Director, Mr. Prabhat Aggarwal announced this when he received a ten-man delegation led by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, who paid a courtesy call to Globacom’s Corporate Headquarters in Lagos recently.

“We already have an electronic learning (eLearning) template that can put all faculty curriculum, lecture notes and cached teaching sessions for up to five years on the intranet or internet for the academic community to access at will and from anywhere,” Mr. Aggarwal stated.

He said Globacom will offer video streaming, local intranet and extranet, web-based learning plus teleconferencing facilities which can create a live connection between students in a class and a lecturer from anywhere in the world and provide the University of Ilorin community with internal communication solutions.

Mr. Aggarwal said the partnership would take tertiary education in the country to a higher level and give the much needed impetus to e-learning, adding that Glo has robust partnerships with oil and gas companies, banks, manufacturers, food and beverage factories and government establishments.

Discussing with top management of the telecoms firm during the visit, Ambali described Globacom as the number one telecommunications service provider in the country with the capacity to deliver end-to-end solutions for every sector of the economy.

He said that Globacom had changed the face of the telecoms industry in Nigeria with its huge investments in technology.

Globacom is the official telecoms partner of the University of Ilorin, providing direct and exclusive internet connection to the whole university community. Ambali applauded the existing relationship the institution already has with the company and requested that the relationship be upgraded to meet the demands of teaching in the internet age.