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NUC e- Learning Assessment Team Visits AUST

NUC  e- Learning Assessment Team Visits AUST
Professor Azikiwe Peter Onwualu ( 3rd from left) poses for a group photograph with the NUC team and some management staff of AUST during the assessment visit 

The African University of Science and Technology ( AUST), Abuja,  paid host to an e-learning assessment team from the National Universities Commission(NUC), last Friday, February 16, 2024.

The visit which was to ascertain the e-learning capabilities of AUST, also enabled the university to disclose it's challenges and to proffer solutions to the e-learning capabilities of the university.

Welcoming the NUC team, the Acting President of AUST, Professor Azikiwe Peter Onwualu, FAS, thanked the NUC team for the visit.

He stated that AUST e-learning process came into full swing during the COVID-19 pandemic which enabled the university lecturers to teach and the students to learn from their homes.

He reminded AUST senior management staff that joined him to welcome the NUC team that the exercise wasn't  accreditation one but was aimed at  showcasing the strength of the university in the e-learning method being adopted by Universities all over the world.

Shortly afterwards, the AUST Director of Academic Planning,  Dr. Abdulhakeem Bello presented the university's handbook to the visitors and gave a brief rundown of AUST academic programs.

The team later on were conducted round the   ICT facilities in the university and the e-learning library facilities in the university as well as briefing them on the general operations and management of the university.

After the assessment visit, the NUC team lead, Engr. Afolabi Ogunnusi, commended the AUST management for the capabilities showcased on its e-learning facilities.

According to him " AUST is the only university around that has all its graduates thesis stored online for public access"

Engr. Ogunnusi, praised the university for possessing 6 smart classrooms, but frowned at the under utilization of these rare online facilities.

He urged the AUST management to immediately increase the internet bandwidths, provide water spray systems around the university so as to guide against any eventual fire outbreak on the campus.

Engr. Ogunnusi was accompanied on the visit by Mrs. Hadiza J Ramallan and
Mrs. Fatima Shellengm while Dr. Abdulhakeem Bello, Director, Academic Planning; Mr. Osoba Inegbenose, Academic Registrar; Dr. Vitalis Anye, Head of Department , Materials Science and Engineering; Dr. Chukwuemeka Uwanaka , Head of Department, Business Administration/ Management Studies; Mrs Murna Opatola, Associate Director, Operations; Mrs Buchi Ekpolomo, Chief Librarian; Mr. Abiodun Bidemi, Head, ICT and Mr. Chidiebere Uchendu, Media Assistant, joined the AUST Acting President to welcome the NUC assessment team.