Tan Eng Chye, president of the National University of Singapore, told CNBC that he does not foresee any return to pre-coronavirus learning.
“No I do not see things going to (a) pre-Covid-19 period,” Tan told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” Monday, as he explained the university’s three-pronged approach to prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus on its campuses.
“Containment” was the first of these strategies, dividing the university’s three campuses into five self-contained zones. Staff and students must stay within their designated zone.
“Decongestion” is the second of the NUS’s strategies — using a hybrid of physical in-person and virtual learning to minimize the density of people on its campuses, along with a “business continuity plan” for working at the university. Tan said this had reduced the number of people on site to no more than three-fifths of total capacity.
Thirdly, the university has implemented contact tracing and sensing, with a customized