Cambridge: Britain’s Cambridge University has announced that it will hold all its lectures online over the next academic year because of the coronavirus outbreak.
There will be no face-to-face lectures at the University of Cambridge over the course of the next academic year due to coronavirus. However, lectures will be available to students online and “it may be possible to host smaller teaching groups in person” if they meet social distancing requirements, the university said.
University campuses have been closed this term by the Covid-19 outbreak.
A spokeswoman for Univerisities UK said the Cambridge announcement appeared to be the first in the United Kingdom to apply to the whole year. California State University, decided last week to make fall term classes virtual, one of the first in the United States to do so, amid fears of a second wave of infections.
Britain’s universities minister said earlier this month that institutions could still charge the full tuition fee of GBP 9,250 (roughly Rs. 8,59,900) as long as they maintained high standards of online teaching.