Online lectures for two weeks as universities move to level 3
Majority of classes will have to be delivered via the internet, but exceptions will be made for practical classes and lab activity
Universities across Ireland will have to deliver most lectures online for at least two weeks, after all higher level education institutions were moved to level 3 of the government’s Covid-19 framework on Friday.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin also warned that cities could be moved to level 3 restriction ahead of their wider counties if Covid-19 rates kept increasing.
Announcing the surprise move on Friday afternoon, Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research,...
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