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  • Minister says he’s “happy to note” HEC allowed universities to conduct on-line exams with sufficient safeguards
  • Says the choice “paves the way for universities to devise the right procedures quickly”
  • Needs college students better of luck for his or her exams; asks them to work laborious

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Schooling and Skilled Coaching Shafqat Mehmood on Wednesday expressed his happiness over the Increased Schooling Fee’s resolution to permit universities to conduct on-line exams. 

Taking to Twitter, Shafqat Mehmood wrote that he’s “happy to note that HEC has formally allowed the universities to conduct online exams with adequate safeguards.”

“This paves the way for them to devise the right procedures quickly to do so. Education standards must be kept up. Work hard students and wish you the best,” the minister wrote.

Earlier within the day, the Increased Schooling Fee (HEC) had introduced that it’s “up to the universities to decide whether they wanted to conduct in-person or online exams,” days after protests caught tempo in opposition to on-campus examinations.

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

In a protracted Twitter thread, the HEC mentioned that it has taken discover of scholars’ issues concerning the in-person examination.

“The apprehensions of students were reviewed carefully in consultation with the vice-chancellors of all the provinces and regions, keeping in view the difficulties brought about by the pandemic and opening of universities from February 01, 2021,” HEC mentioned.

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