The advent of Covid-19 pandemic compelled the Nigerian education system, especially the university system that relied mostly on face-to-face instruction method, to migrate to distance learning through e-learning method. In order to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, the educational sector appears to be leaning toward e-learning globally. However, the adoption of this method in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) during the pandemic had prospects and challenges. Both primary and secondary data were used for this study. The primary data were gathered through the use of questionnaire, while content analysis was used for the secondary data. The study revealed some challenges of e-learning in OAU during the pandemic: poor internet connection, high cost of data charges, unstable electricity supply and others. Furthermore, the study identified some prospects of e-learning in OAU. Hence, the study concludes that the present world pandemic had made the educational sector to look inward in order to achieve a sustainable university education even in post COVID-19 era.
Key words: COVID-19, distance learning, e-learning, pandemic, university education.
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