What is the Current COVID Situation for Institutions Around the World?
The world is a rapidly changing place due to the ever-evolving nature of the COVID-19 virus. It can be difficult to determine where to go for information, particularly regarding the COVID-19 situation on university campuses. So we’ve rounded up recent news articles regarding the pandemic by country.
With the uncertainty, schools are working tirelessly to ensure enrollments stay as high as possible, which can be great news for prospective students!
According to the International Association of Universities, by April 2020 over 185 schools and universities had closed, displacing 1,542,412,000 students. At time of publication, schools have begun opening again, but it’s been a touch-and-go situation, with some closing within weeks of re-opening.
United Kingdom The UK government has issued guidance on how to safely reopen and operate higher education institutions, iincluding the importance of ventilation in buildings, how and when to wear face masks, how social gatherings should take place, as well as regulations for performing arts.
India As of November 12th, 2020, higher education institutions in India have begun a cautious approach to a partial reopening. Guided by the University Grants Commission (UGC) laid out plans, institutions will be participating in a carefully planned phased reopening. University World News explains, “A return to the normal routine of education may not return in the near future.” India currently still has a high level of COVID-19 cases, which means bringing students back to campus could be unsafe for students. In August, India's National Herald reported that a study in the journal JAMA Network Open recommended testing students every 2-3 days to keep infection numbers to a minimum.
The Malaysia government has issued guidance on how to safely reopen and operate higher education institutions. Meanwhile, institutions in Malaysia are offering Online programme to ensure the student learning progress are not distrupted. Meanwhile, the online programme may be attractive to new prospective students to apply during the time of uncertainty with attractive pricing
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