VC seeks paradigm shift in varsities

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, has challenged universities to move away from faculty-centered and lecture-based paradigm to the one where learners are the focus of teaching and learning.

He said this is in line with the global trend where faculty members become learning environment designers and students are taught critical thinking skills. He was speaking at an event organized by the university to appraise its blended leaning support programme.

Daramola urged lecturers to support students by adding to their intellectual growth and instilling in them the awareness of important social issues and supporting their ability to become more productive members of society as life-long learners working toward common good. The vice chancellor  challenged lecturers to fully embrace the use of ICT in order to equip students and co-learners to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Also speaking at the event, Dr (Mrs.) Funmi Olubode-Sawe, a lecturer in FUTA  Department of General Studies, noted the importance of incorporating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching, learning and research.

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