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New Features and Trends of Higher Education during the Epidemic Period

Yan Bin(School of Civil Engineering, Central South University)
Eleojo Victor Joseph(School of Civil Engineering, Central South University Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria)
Innocent Amodu Oguche(Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Abuja)

Abstract

The epidemic that ravaged the world has had impact on every element of human endeavors, including education. This devastation was evident in the speed with which several countries' ministries of education shut down school activities and halted academic sessions. In the wake of the epidemic, several trends and features has emerged in the higher education sector as higher education institutions tries to create methods to offset the disruptive impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on their activities and operations. The trends that will shape the future of the higher education industry are not new. However, the epidemic on the other hand has hastened their progress. It has become evident over the last year what the post-epidemic higher education institutions will look like. The rapid speed of change that has already begun will continue. It is in tandem to this that this paper identifies and discuss some of the emerging trends and new features of higher education in the epidemic period.

Keywords

COVID-19; Higher education institution; Epidemic; Trends

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26549/jetm.v5i2.7523

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