Kwara signs MoU to improve on e-learning procedures in State-owned tertiary Schools
By Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin
The kwara State Ministry of Tertiary Education has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with StudyLab360 a private firm on behalf of Kwara State Government to further strengthen e-learning procedures in the State’s owned tertiary institutions across the State.
The State’s Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Ibrahim Sulyman, explained that, “the journey leading to today’s official engagement of “StudyLab 360″for the deployment of its software solution christened study lab 360” in the provision of centralised and comprehensive electronic learning ( e- learning) solutions and services to be utilised by the Kwara State – owned tertiary institutions commenced few months ago .
“It’s my pleasure to be part of this epoch making occasion, signaling the commencement of a mutually beneficial partnership between the Kwara State government under the supervision of the ministry and SturdyLab 360 Ltd”.
According to him, “Upon receipt of the proposal by the Ministry, a lot of diligent, painstaking, and expert reviews went into the final decision culminating into the expressed and kind approval of his Excellency, the Executive Governor, AbdulRahman Abdulrasaq . This singular act of his Excellency is yet, another eloquent testimony to his progressive disposition especially in the areas of education, advance technology and innovation”.
The Commissioner mentioned that, the deployment of this type of platform couldn’t have come at a better time than this, especially with our recent experience with COVID-19 pandemic with its attendant disruption of smooth academic programmes in our institutions
“When operational, the solution is definitely going to be a game-changer in the areas of offline access for teachers to enter examination grades and process student’s results.
The solution will promote offline access to e-learning materials for students and increase their zeal for research and development”. He stated
Ibrahim added, “Primary, the platform is to provide easy avenue for students to learn, research and study electrically, it is expected that, when need arises, the studylab 360 will facilitate management and collection of fees as well as bursary payment”.
There is a saying that “to whom much is given, much is expected “.
Studylab360 must ensure that it operates strictly within the terms and conditions of the agreement. It must also ensure that the confidence reposed in the organisation is not betrayed.
To our constituents, may I use this medium to request to co-operate with the vendor and the ministry.
The Cheif Operational Officer, StudyLab 360, Mr Obi Brown thanked Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for creating the opportunity for the firm to partnered Kwara State, saying that e-learning has brought new dimension into the society especially the education system in Nigeria.
The signing of the MoU was witnessed by representatives of all the State’s owned Tertiary Institutions, Management and staff of the Ministry, representatives of the Kwara State Ministry of Finance, Kwara State Ministry of Justice, among other relevant stakeholders.