Unilorin introduces e-register to stem students’ absenteeism

The Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Ilorin, has introduced electronic attendance registration for students at lecture rooms and clinical activities.

Ibrahim Katibi, the Dean of the faculty, told journalists on Monday that the e-attendance register was introduced to address students’ absenteeism and lateness to class.

Mr Katibi, a professor, said that learning medicine is, essentially, by observing and doing, reading and memorising.

“It is an art because you need to acquire some basic tools aside from the theoretical knowledge.

“If a student did not come around and watch how things are done, he or she won’t be able to acquire those skills,’’ he said.

The dean said that some students were found to have smuggled their friends’ names into the attendance list…

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