- Cambridge University has announced that it will be moving all “face-to-face lectures” online
- The British institution noted that all online lectures will continue until the summer of 2021
- Cambridge has become the first university in the United Kingdom to move all lectures online for the next academic year
Due to the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world, Cambridge University has announced its decision to move all “face-to-face lectures” online for the full 2020-2021 academic year.
According to The Guardian international edition, Cambridge has become the first higher institution to stop lectures face-to-face and move online for the duration.
A statement from the British university noted that lectures would continue online until summer 2021, adding the possibility for smaller teaching groups to take place in person if it sticks to social-distancing requirements.
Back in March, the university moved all teaching online and exams are being carried out virtually as well.
The spokesman for the institution went on to say that though social distancing would continue to be required, it will review the decision if the advice changes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the University of Ibadan has taken tough measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus by shutting one of its gates and imposing wearing of face masks on all entrants into the institution.
The management is restricting all entries and exits to and from the school. The premier university in a special release on Monday, May 18, says the only access to the institution will now be the main gate of the school.
The first gate of the institution popularly known as Main Gate will henceforth be the only entry and exit point of the school. The University had earlier shut two of its four main entrances as part efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
In other news, Ahmed Idris, the accountant-general of the federation, has tackled the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) following the body's recent criticism of the Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS).
ASUU, in what came as a surprise to the federal government, had alleged that deceased members of the body were paid through the controversial IPPIS process.
The union raised an eyebrow against what it termed as government's dishonesty as per the payment of salaries of the university lecturers.
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