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  • Schooling Minister Shafqat Mehmood says determination to conduct on-line exams lies with universities
  • Asks HEC to seek the advice of college VCs and see if it is potential to conduct on-line exams given particular circumstances
  • Says universities should guarantee they’ve technical capability to conduct on-line exams for all college students

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Schooling and Skilled Coaching Shafqat Mehmood on Monday addressed college students’ concern relating to on-line examinations and stated that the choice lies with universities. 

“Some university students are demanding that their exams should be online as they have been studying online,” the minister wrote on Twitter. 

“This is a decision for the universities to make, but I have asked HEC to consult VCs and see if it is possible given special circumstances this year.”

The minister added that universities “should also assess whether they have the technical ability to conduct online exam for all students, stressing that no student should be left behind.

“Nobody will be left behind. It is usually obligatory to make sure that the web examination system just isn’t misused to get simple grades,” he wrote. “Getting ready good query papers/ evaluation is necessary.”

Learn extra: Shafqat Mehmood says thousands and thousands of scholars benefited from tele-school amid coronavirus pandemic

College students take to Twitter to demand on-line exams

Earlier within the day, college students from throughout Pakistan took to Twitter to name on their instructional establishments to carry on-line exams — identical to they held on-line courses. Their foremost concern was the rising variety of coronavirus instances because the nation grapples with the second wave of infections. 

Pakistan has recorded 1,629 instances within the final 24 hours, 23 deaths, and a couple of,414 recoveries from the pandemic. The general infections have reached 534,041, whereas the dying toll stands at 11,318.

Learn extra: #StudentsKoInsafDo: In Pakistan, college students take to Twitter to demand on-line exams

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