The head of Turkey’s top higher education body announced on Wednesday that universities would begin providing online classes on March 23 amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

With schools, universities and colleges closed since March 13 amid efforts to contain the novel coronavirus, education has been yet another field severely affected by the COVID-19 disease, said Yekta Sarac, the head of Turkey’s Council of Higher Education.

In a press conference, Sarac said Turkish education authorities quickly took action and planned alternative methods to assist students.

Upon the review of legislation, infrastructure, human resources, content and practice about remote education, Sarac

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