Maldives National University (MNU) is scheduled to resume classes, suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, on May 31.
Speaking at a remote meeting of the Parliament’s National Development and Heritage Committee on Monday night, MNU’s Vice Chancellor Dr. Mohamed Shareef said the university was scheduled to start online classes on May 31.
He said the university was not expected to face any major challenges in holding online classes.
“The university is no stranger to remote education or internet-based education. The university began remote education some 22 years ago. Therefore, we should not face any major challenges in making the switch,” said Dr. Shareef.
However, the university will face challenges in teaching practical subjects, and will need some time to adjust, he said
MNU has announced it has lost seven weeks from its academic calendar.
Also at the committee meeting, MNU’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Aisthath Shehenaz said over 1,300 of the university’s students and staffs were engaged in various COVID-19 efforts, including in the frontlines.