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COVID 19 changes higher educational systems - Prof. Amarasena

Ruhuna University Vice Chancellor Senior Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena said that the COVID 19 pandemic had changed the mode of university education in Sri Lanka permanently. He shared his views with the media about the impact of COVID 19 on university education in the future recently. 

He said the cost of higher education would be greatly reduced as many lecture theatre based courses would be shifted online and only the practical sessions and field trips would be conducted under supervision. Therefore, students could study in the safety and comfort of their homes which would greatly reduce the cost of transport, boarding and lodging. 

Professor Amarasena said that plans are there to shift classroom lectures online for the past two decades without any success, but the COVID 19 pandemic has forced the shift.

He added that by offering courses online, universities could provide opportunities of higher education to many more students.

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