University president: I do not see a return to pre-COVID learning

Tan Eng Chye, president of the National University of Singapore, said he does not foresee any return to pre-coronavirus learning, writes Vicky McKeever for CNBC.

“No, I do not see things going to [a] pre-COVID-19 period,” Tan told CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box Asia’ on Monday 19 October, as he explained the university’s three-pronged approach to prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus on its campuses: containment, decongestion and contact tracing and sensing.

Tan said he felt that the use of hybrid learning made for a “nice environment”, and so expected the university to likely stick with this mode of working for “quite a while”. He said that the university faculty has been looking at how to enhance virtual learning. “The whole idea is really how to complement the virtual learning with face-to-face classes, which are still essential especially if there’s need to do more creative engagements amongst groups,” he added.
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