Entitled “COVID-19 drives development of online laboratories”, the article, published in the African edition of the University World News, addresses the importance of investing in remote laboratories.

Professor Abdelhalim Benachenhou, director of electromagnetism and guided optics in the Faculty of Exact and Computer Science at the University of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem, in Algeria and vice-chair of the e-Engineering Alliance Special Interest Group, highlighted the need for African universities to invest in virtual laboratories in this time of COVID-19.

Pablo Orduña, co-founder and CEO at LabsLand, noted that “Virtual laboratories allow students to gain practical knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education without taking unnecessary risks. LabsLand has provided free access to thousands of students in the past four months and … will continue to support universities and schools.”
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