Abavo Kingsley, Benin


Prof Oruwemse, VC UNIBEN

Prof Oruwemse, VC UNIBEN

University of Benin has taken the giant stride in innovation deploying the first indigenous software for the conduct of Computer Based Test [CBT] for both internal and external examinations.

This is part of efforts to make access to unlimited learning possible.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Osasere Faraday Orumwense made the revelation during the institution’s 2017 Information Communication Technology (ICT) Day.

Also plans are underway to launch the University Open Course wave which will make the University top the rankings in Webometrics, Orumwense said.

This was contained in a press statement issued by the University’s spokesman, Michael Osasuyi and made available to journalists in Benin on Thursday.

According to Osasuyi, the Director of Nigeria Research and Education Network (NREN), Abuja, Dr. Joshua Atah made presentation at the event through live streaming to audience.

He said the live streaming titled: “Unlimited Access to Learning for Everyone, Everywhere:  ICT the Rostrum” was aimed at buttressing the efficiency of ICT in the 21st century.

Dr. Atah in his lecture posited that learning has gone beyond gathering in a classroom as it can be deployed from different locations to a large group of persons Osasuyi said.

He further quoted the lecturer as saying, “I-LABS, E-Libraries, E-books, E-Resources, Repositories, Edu-roam and video-driven lectures like Youtube are some of the huge benefits of ICT which saves cost, as well as human and non-human resources