ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Schooling Shafqat Mehmood on Wednesday directed the involved authorities to finish consultations with the provinces and different stakeholders on on-line studying points and their decision.
At a gathering on the matter of on-line courses, Mr Mehmood advised the authorities to arrange a report back to be introduced earlier than the cupboard.
Academic establishments will keep closed till Sept 14, and college students — significantly college college students who dwell in distant components of the nation — have been going through unreliable web connectivity.
College students have protested in varied cities together with in Islamabad in opposition to web connectivity issues, and Mr Mehmood throughout a press convention admitted that college students in some areas have been going through web points.
Assembly held on connectivity issues for college college students in areas with restricted, no web entry
Prime Minister Imran Khan additionally lately took discover of the matter.
In keeping with a press launch from the ministry, Mr Mehmood chaired a gathering on web connectivity issues going through college students on Mr Khan’s directives to enhance the scenario.
The assembly was attended by officers of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Ministry of Info Expertise, Larger Schooling Fee (HEC) and others.
The problem of scholars in Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir, Balochistan and federal areas with poor or no web availability was mentioned intimately.
Through the assembly, Mr Mehmood mentioned that the web and training are interconnected, and the significance of the web has change into clearer due to the coronavirus. He mentioned training is a precedence of the federal government and no stone might be left unturned to advertise training and on-line studying.
In response to pupil protests, the HEC had beforehand mentioned that it has assured college students it’ll resolve issues they’re going through relating to web connectivity, the standard of educating in on-line courses and their subsequent examinations.
The HEC had mentioned the aim of beginning on-line courses was to avoid wasting college students’ semesters, keep away from disruptions to the tutorial calendar and let the training course of proceed.
The HEC had mentioned that efforts had been ongoing to deal with connectivity points in collaboration with the PTA and telecommunications corporations.
The federal government has additionally allowed universities to accommodate college students who’re from distant areas and face restricted or no web entry of their hostels with an occupancy charge not exceeding 30computer to allow them to proceed learning on-line.
Printed in Daybreak, July 16th, 2020