(MENAFN – Gulf Times) On March 10, 2020, schools and universities across Qatar closed their doors, as part of the measures introduced to halt the spread of Covid-19. The unprecedented closures heralded a period of rapid change for the education sector. Six months on, the faculty and students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) were asked how they adapted to the shutdown, the effect that remote learning has had on education, and their hopes and fears for future. A CMU-Q student and a faculty member reflected on life under lockdown.
Fatima el-Sallabi, Business Administration junior
When I heard that our university would have to close, I initially felt very scared and nervous. I always try to plan for the future and structure my life in an organised manner, but I was suddenly put in a position where that was clearly no longer an option at least for the first