Coronavirus effect: Cambridge University to hold all lectures online till summer 2021
London : In a major decision in consideration to the situation of coronavirus pandemic, Britain's Cambridge University became the first in the world to announce all its lectures will be taken online over the next academic year.
The campus was shut in March after the lockdown was announced by the government. The University has now officially announced online classes till summer 2021.
"Given that it is likely that social distancing will continue to be required, the university has decided there will be no face-to-face lectures during the next academic year," the university said in a statement.
The University, however, mentioned that the decision may be changed depending upon the handling of virus in future times.
"We must all be realistic ... about the world-wide challenges posed by the pandemic," the university's Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope said in a statement last week.
"University life here, as everywhere, will need to adapt."
No reduction in tution fees
The education minister had earlier said that the university may charge full tution fees considering that they maintain the high standard during the online classes.