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Online teaching and learning system under way at universities, colleges

Jul 19. 2020
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By Eleven Media

An online teaching and learning system will be implemented in order that the university students may not loss their learning opportunities during the COVID-19 era, according to the directive letter issued by the Rectors’ Committee.

This directive came after the tele-meeting of the central executives by the Rectors’ Committee, on 13 July.

The committee has urged universities, degree colleges and colleges to prepare for online teaching and learning system.

The committee also directed them to compile the list of emails for having easy links between teachers and students, the subject-wise facebook grouping and setting up the networks between the management board, course affairs department and teaching departments. The universities are to prepare for online teaching, learning curriculum contents and blended programs.

Dr. Aung Aung Min, Rector of Yadanabon University said: “This system is not the online teaching alone. Due to COVID-19, the teaching pattern will not return to normal. We will have to change all teaching system. The university is trying to set up the inter-department networks.

The universities, degree colleges and colleges have had to suspend the first-semester exams since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in March.

Likewise, the processes in the universities of distance education have stopped.

On 27 June, the Higher Education Department directed the relevant officials to submit the enrollment plan for the distance education students and the current plan.

The universities, degree colleges and colleges are not allowed to resume the exams for the remaining two subjects. There are more than 300,000 day university students and around 600,000 distance students.

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