By Bernd Debusmann Jr
The university has prepared more than 80 hours of virtual classroom instruction
Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has announced a 30 percent reduction in fees for both new and returning students to help parents amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“We understand the strain parents and students are going through following the disruption caused by the coronavirus Covid-19 and we empathize with them,” said Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, chairman of the board of trustees and chancellor of Canadian University Dubai.
“In light of the current challenging situation where parents might be losing jobs or getting salary cuts, we are pleased to offer a 30 percent reduction in fees for both new and returning students across all our undergraduate and graduate programmes,” he added.
Additionally, the university has introduced a number of distance learning initiatives, and has prepared for the seamless delivery of over 80 hours of coursework virtually – including 60 hours of training for faculty.
Since March 22, the university’s online team has overseen 310 online meetings, totalling more than 40,000 meeting minutes with 6,500 attendees.
CUD plans to open a new campus in Dubai’s City Walk in September.