Near East University: “In order to start face-to-face education, academicians and other university staff should be primarily vaccinated”
Date Added: 18 February 2021, 15:18

Since March 2020, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, education and training activities have been carried out online and face-to-face in our country, as in many parts of the world. On the other hand, it is known that studies are being carried out to start face-to-face education in higher education in the coming period.

The Council of Higher Education has decided that the applied education of universities in the Spring term of 2020-2021 will be implemented face-to-face and theoretical education will be implemented online, taking into account the minimum requirements. Commenting on the decision, Near East University made a statement emphasizing that academicians and other university employees should be included in the priority vaccination program, as well as health professionals, in order to start face-to-face training.

Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ: "Teaching staff and university staff should be vaccinated to start face-to-face education ..."
Near East University Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ said that in order to start face-to-face education in a healthy and safe environment, faculty members and other university employees should be vaccinated.

Reminding that vaccination stands out as the most effective method in fighting against COVID-19, Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ suggested that “Before face-to-face education begins, the academic and other staff working at universities and all units serving the student should be primarily vaccinated with a program to be determined”.

Stating that the Near East University welcomes face-to-face education in order to preserve the quality of higher education, Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ said, "However, it is necessary to take steps for the protection of student and community health when starting face-to-face education."