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Universities must ditch online lectures when all Covid restrictions are lifted, minister says

Universities should ditch on-line lectures when all remaining Covid restrictions are lifted, minister says

  • MP Michelle Donelan stated there’s ‘no excuse’ for preserving lectures on-line when all authorized restrictions to curb coronavirus are lifted in England on Thursday
  • It comes as a number of universities admitted they plan to proceed distant studying  
  • Universities have been yesterday accused of ‘making the most of college students’ distress’

Universities should ditch on-line studying, the colleges minister has warned because it emerged main establishments have amassed a staggering surplus of £2.2billion.

Michelle Donelan stated there’s ‘no excuse’ for preserving lectures on-line when all remaining authorized Covid restrictions are lifted throughout England this Thursday.

Miss Donelan’s warning got here as a number of elite Russell Group universities admitted they deliberate to proceed some distant studying.

Michelle Donelan stated there’s ‘no excuse’ for preserving lectures on-line when all remaining authorized Covid restrictions are lifted throughout England this Thursday

Universities have been yesterday accused of ‘making the most of college students’ distress’ because the pandemic noticed nearly all of educating transfer on-line. 

The 24 Russell Group members have collectively amassed a surplus of greater than £2.2billion, an evaluation of their accounts by The Sunday Telegraph discovered.

Miss Donelan was backed by the Workplace for College students watchdog, which vowed to ‘intervene’ at universities which weren’t providing an ‘in-person timetable’.

Miss Donelan instructed the Every day Mail yesterday: ‘On-line educating ought to solely be used to complement face-to-face educating, not change it.’ 

A survey final month of Russell Group universities discovered 9 had saved a minimum of a portion on-line – though some didn’t reply.

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