Many countries in the world instituted widespread school closures as a result of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). And so from the very start of this pandemic till now universities and schools don’t have a stable mode of classes it changes from completely online to hybrid but never fully physical.
Universities and college campuses are places where students live and study in close proximity to each other. They are also buzzing cultural hubs where students are brought together from cities around the countries. Recently, the foundations of this unique ecosystem have been impacted significantly by the rapid spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, creating uncertainty regarding the implications for higher education.
Over the past weeks, education officials have been forced to cancel classes and close the doors to campuses across the world in response to the growing coronavirus outbreak. In addition, institutions around the world have switched classes to online learning, cancelled summer camps and physical summer schools which doesn’t only have an educational impact but also an economic one. A lot of revenue is generated by the universities and colleges.
Undeniably, school systems have been facing an unprecedented crisis globally, which can only be taken care of if tough and timely decisions are made. Policymakers have a series of different choices to make, which can save students time and make the best out of this grim situation.
Since class closures, dips in enrollment at the beginning of a new semester and cancellations is temporary, it’s hard to foresee whether the novel coronavirus will result in long-term disruption to the higher education system