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HEC orders all universities to begin online classes

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has directed all universities and accredited institutions with sufficient resources to start online classes.

Following the outbreak of coronavirus in Pakistan, the government ordered the closure of schools, colleges, and universities across the country.

According to an official notification, HEC has asked all universities which have well-built learning management systems (LMS) to initiate online classes. This way, education will not be compromised.

Moreover, universities facing technological, technical, or spatial limitations can remain closed for academic activities till 31 May 2020 and mark the period as summer vacation, HEC has clarified.

In the meantime, these universities shall make arrangements for conducting online classes in case the closure is extended because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the notification stated.

Such universities shall plan, acquire, train, and shall be able to execute an LMS from June 01, 2010, so that ongoing semester could resume even in an eventuality of the extended closure of universities.

We don’t know how long the restrictions will stay in place. The experience of other countries is quite varied. If the restrictions get lifted on June 1, the teaching will take place face to face. In the meantime, it will only be online.

HEC has taken several steps to make sure that the students are imparted with quality education during the closure, instituting a technical support committee (TSC) to help universities’ staff adapt to the online mode of education.

In the coming weeks, HEC will also set up a National Knowledge Bank (NKB) aiming to provide students and teachers access to a wide variety of academic resources.

The commission has tasked National Academy for Higher Education (NAHE) to recommend online tutorials to increase the skills of the teachers imparting online education.



30 Comments

  1. Muhammad Fardad said:

    Online classes should be start in the current situations. We are living in the world of 21 century, everything is online now a days why online class not?

  2. Maria said:

    respected sir/mam    we write to request you to kindly postpone the semester and stop the online classes held at our university  .                            the problem with the online classes is that there is a lot of gap in understanding the topic at hand. most students have technical and complex courses in their semester and to understand these topics in an online platform with limited communication and continuous discrepancies is very difficult for the students all of us are at crucial points in our degrees and pay good fees for quality education , hence we can not afford to take our semester granted like this . Moreover, many students have gone on quarantine to please where there is no internet available , and for them to keep updated with these classes is impossible and also demanding the fees of us to avoid any inconvenience .
        I request you to kindly take this matter into notice and consider the postponement of this semester. surely this will be of immense benefit to the teachers as well as students 
    Regards ; students, superior university lahore main riwind road main campus 

    • Taimoor Ali said:

      Totally agree with you…
      There are lots of problem we are facing in online classes..

  3. ehsan said:

    respected sir/mam we write to request you to kindly postpone the semester and stop the online classes held at our university . the problem with the online classes is that there is a lot of gap in understanding the topic at hand. most students have technical and complex courses in their semester and to understand these topics in an online platform with limited communication and continuous discrepancies is very difficult for the students all of us are at crucial points in our degrees and pay good fees for quality education , hence we can not afford to take our semester granted like this . Moreover, many students have gone on quarantine to please where there is no internet available , and for them to keep updated with these classes is impossible and also demanding the fees of us to avoid any inconvenience .
    I request you to kindly take this matter into notice and consider the postponement of this semester. surely this will be of immense benefit to the teachers as well as students
    Regards ; students, superior university lahore main riwind road main campus

  4. AunCc khan said:

    We are in 21st century that doesn’t mean we all are millionaire or billionaire there are many students who have great financial problem so please #HEC think about it . There are many of student who didn’t have mobile phone or laptops what should they do .. respond me if you can .. #boycott_online_classes

  5. Anonymous said:

    RESPECTED SIR ,
    With due and humble request sir, as a student of “Fatima Jinnah Women University”, I want to acknowledge you that I am in such difficulty. My future is at stake and in hands of your decision to “suspend online class”. It is almost impossible for me to understand lectures in online classes and also you know the condition of internet in Pakistan. Our university “Fatima Jinnah Women University” is cooperating with students but many students have internet issues especially those students who live in rural areas. They have no internet connection and it can affect their GPA.

    As government has announced that these holidays can be treated as summer vacations so we also request you to suspend our online classes and pay attention to these issues:

    1) How is it possible to understand lectures for 30 to 60 students’ class with having a weak or no internet connection at a time?

    2) What about our grades, if we don’t understand lectures how it is possible for us to complete our assignments and quiz?

    3) If God forbid a student is diagnosed with COVID-19, during her recovery who is responsible for her loss of study?

    4) Not every student have proper gadgets to support the apps for online classes.

    Sir, it’s a humble request to pay attention to these issues and reconsider your decision of online classes.

    Students of FJWU (Fatima Jinnah Women University)

    Regards

  6. Fiza said:

    Plzz stop online classes to much many problems and not understand any lectures plzzz stop
    Regards: Fiza
    Superior University Gold Campus Raiwend Road Lahore

  7. laiba said:

    it is a big issue network is not work clearly. no understanding. To much distrbnc in study with online clases so plz stop

  8. Waheed Ahmad said:

    We are against online classes.We do not pay fee of online classes.Online is not good.Do not understand anything in online lecture .I’m doing mit at superior university lahore.
    Business is closed and fee installation has come from above ..
    How do we decide.

  9. Umair aslam said:

    We are against online classes.We do not pay fee of online classes.Online is not good.Do not understand anything in online lecture .I’m doing BS(CS) at superior university

  10. Malik Usman said:

    Man this online classes are not gonna give fruitful results… plus the teachers are not trained to give to give online lectures instead they just read out what’s written on the book.
    The internet speed is also MashAllah….

  11. Taimoor Ali said:

    Totally agree with you…
    There are lots of problem we are facing in online classes…So please stop online classes…

  12. Hamza said:

    Online classes are waste of time and money. We are not understanding anythinh. Kindly, break smester.

  13. M.Azeem Aslam said:

    Online classes are good. But due to weak network students are not able to understand the topics which the teachers delivered to students.

  14. Anas je said:

    Respected Sir,
    Please Stop online classes. Because a lot of students facing Internet and the financial issue because if the COVID-19 there guardian and parents don’t have any work to earn money and they are facing a very difficult time.
    2) it’s right we are living in 21st century but still most of the students not have good internet connection and specially the students who belong from South Punjab students don’t have a good internet option in the capable technologies to take online classes.
    3) as a student of BBA it’s so difficult to take lecture onlinebecause online we are unable to understand the main points what’s the topic all this all this because no one I will studied online before that so we are unable to get the topic and understand the topic.
    4)is very humble request to you sir please stop the online classes because it’s affecting our grades. Private sector still earning the money from the students this is a very very humble request to you please stop the private sector to earning from the students in this difficult situation they are sitting home and they are earning from their students .
    5) sir can anyone tell us how the students earn money how the student parents and their guardians and money because everything is locked down so how can they pay the fees how can they fulfill their daily needs.

  15. Zain ali said:

    Respectively,
    As we know about Covid-19 that has been biggest issue in the work so very organization will remain close till 31 may 2020. On the other’s hand we take online classes which effect on our grade and GPA , we cannot completely understand with online classes due to lack of distance , and network problms , and also distortion , lack of communication . we face many issues on the online classes so kindly its our humble request please stop the online classes …..

  16. M Bilal said:

    University of Lahore is not running thir own LMS. They are using a free version of third party application called ZOOM(applocation) which has a lot of limitaions such as
    1- A session ends after 40 minutes then we have to rejoin the new meeting that is very painfull process
    2-Unstabe software because University is using its free version.
    Its our humble request to take this matter seriously
    University is playing with the career of students.
    kindly take action against this and force universities to develop their own LMS or atleast use paid and liscenced version of softwares for better and uninterrupted learning.
    Tankyou

  17. Abdul SATTAR shah said:

    respected sir/mam we write to request you to kindly postpone the semester and stop the online classes held at our university . the problem with the online classes is that there is a lot of gap in understanding the topic at hand. most students have technical and complex courses in their semester and to understand these topics in an online platform with limited communication and continuous discrepancies is very difficult for the students all of us are at crucial points in our degrees and pay good fees for quality education , hence we can not afford to take our semester granted like this . Moreover, many students have gone on quarantine to please where there is no internet available , and for them to keep updated with these classes is impossible and also demanding the fees of us to avoid any inconvenience .
    I request you to kindly take this matter into notice and consider the postponement of this semester. surely this will be of immense benefit to the teachers as well as students
    Regards ; students, university Of Haripur

  18. Simra said:

    Srf paiso k liye bacho k mustakbilaccording say khelbat rahay hain shame on uou

  19. Maria farooq said:

    *Asslam-O-Alaikum Honorable Prof. Dr. Ch. Abdul Rehman!*
    Firstly, it is really honorable to say that we are the part of Department ( *Art and Design* ) at *SUPERIOR UNIVERSITY* under your competent leadership.
    We are really sorry by saying that in this lockdown, we can’t proceed our online study because we have to do practical work in our Assignments as we belong to small areas nothing is available here to do our artistic work , Network problem is also a big issue especially for online classes .
    In practical work we seek skills from respected staff of superior university but orally we can gain nothing. In private university, we pay extra charges but in this way that are also going to be useless. We want *Semester Break* that’s why after holidays we can properly start our work in University with full relaxation.
    *It will be highly oblige for us on your part* .
    *THANK YOU* !

  20. Fareeha Mustafa said:

    Sir stop online classes sir future kharb kr rhy hn IUB waly en k pass koi facilities nai students parshan han boht mentally pagal ho gye hain sir g koi ni sun rha hamri😭😭😭students k asy area se hain jhan network hi available nai hai ye zabrdasti kr rhy hain asa lgta hai log ab tension k mareez ho k maren gy hamara kuch khyaal karen respected sir g😭😭😭

  21. Junaid haider said:

    Sir kindly stop online class totally waste of time
    We cannot understand alter a word in online class kindly don’t play with our future so plz stop online classes

  22. Naila Lodhi said:

    I think and the uploader to WhatsApp, which is an off-line video, is a tool for delivering better lectures because we are leveraging young lectures.Today the kids who are having problems online are watching all the problem videos in such a way that we can minimize the problem.
    آف لائن ویڈیو ہم جو واٹس ایپ پر اپ لوڈ کرتی ہے واہ جیاڈا بہتر ہے طلباء کبھی کبھی یہ بات ہے کہ ہمارے سچے پر ہمارے ساتھ ہیں جب کی آن لائن ہے ہمن آواز سے مسلہ ہے اور ہمیں بہت سارے پریشانی ہے جیسے کچھ طالب علمی کو انٹرنیٹ تک رسائی نہیں رکھنا ہے تو انکے لِکھے کرے گی ، واٹس ایپ ایک ایسا تو ہے جو ہمن ہر باتے ہے میں ہے اور موبائل میں بھی ہے ، مشک بات بات نہیں ، ہر کس کی پاس پاس لیپ ٹاپ فون آیا پی سی ہونا آج جو ہم داخلہ سیٹ بات باتیں تو ناممکن ہی ہے لن وٹس ایپ ہر بندے پاس موجود ہے تم میرا خیاال سے یہ جیاڈا اچچا ہے جیاڈا بیتے ہوئ ہے حام آف لائن ویڈیو کو اپ لوڈ کرے گی اور ایف آئی آر جو ہے یو ایس ای واٹس ایپ کے ذریعے ڈی ڈی یا ایف آئی آر ہیم استعمال کیسی بھی اپڑ رک دے آپ بچہ اپر خراب میں کبھی کبھی بیت کر دیکھو سکت ہے اسکو ہم کا پیار نہ کرین اسکو جو ہے نا جا نا کرینگ وقت ہے آنا ہی ہے آسی کوئی ہدایت نہیں ہو لیکن یا آن لائن سیرف اتنا ہو سکتہ حیا کی واہ جب بھی ویڈیو دیکھے لیٹ تو تو کبھی کبھی بھی آن لائن میں ہمسر وقت لیکر کوئی بھی سب ملکر استعمال پوچھتے آن لائن مطبع یہ ہو سکت ہے لکین یا یہ بیٹری نہیں ہے کیا ہم لیکچر ابھی انکو آن لائن فراہم کرتے ہیں کہ فی بیک بچن کے بہوت سارے جوتوں کی حدیں ٹھیک ہے خدا دیکھ رہی ہن اور بہوت ہے چیج فی جو ہے ورکنگ بھی کر راہی ہن کی اسکا کوئی HAL نکالا جا خاطر

  23. Hamad Akhtar said:

    Please kindly classes close kar dain
    Sir logo ky pass villagers ky pass internet nai hy wo kahan sy online classes ly sakty

  24. Hamad Akhtar said:

    Please kindly classes close kar dain
    Sir logo ky pass villagers ky pass internet nai hy wo kahan sy online classes ly sakty

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