Remote university classes to start on 23 March

The head of Turkey’s top higher education body announced last Wednesday that universities would begin providing online classes on 23 March amid the global coronavirus pandemic, writes Yildiz Aktas for Anadolu Agency.

With schools, universities and colleges closed since 13 March amid efforts to contain the novel coronavirus, education has been yet another field severely affected by the COVID-19 disease, said Yekta Sarac, the head of Turkey’s Council of Higher Education.

In a press conference, Sarac said over 6,000 lecturers and 50,000 students have been trained for online education over the past two years, thus easing the transition. Sarac noted that universities lacking the necessary digital infrastructure would have access to a content cluster prepared in collaboration between the council and Ministry of National Education.
Full report on the AA site