24 C
Lahore
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Social media a superb software to attach with college students, says Shafqat Mehmood

Must read

Bushra Bibi ‘not blissful’ with high quality of meals at Lahore shelter dwelling

LAHORE: First Girl Bushra Bibi was reportedly not glad with the standard of meals served at a Lahore panagah (shelter dwelling).This was shared...

81% of Pakistan’s docs able to take coronavirus vaccination: Gallup report

Gallup Pakistan survey finds 81% of docs in Pakistan able to get vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus.Greater than 500 docs throughout the nation surveyed...

In Japan, over 1,000 coronavirus vaccine photographs go to waste after freezer malfunction

A medical employee receives a dose of the coronavirus vaccine as Japan launches its inoculation marketing campaign on February 17, 2021. Picture: ReutersCOVID-19 vaccine...

Lawsuit accuses Amazon of ‘systemic’ racism in company workplaces | The Categorical Tribune

A supervisor at Amazon sued the web retailer for discrimination on Monday, saying it hires Black individuals for decrease positions and promotes them...

  • Shafqat Mehmood “happy” on creating a reference to college students by way of social media
  • In final 6-8 months, Mehmood says, he gained 500k followers on Twitter 
  • Open books exams should not straightforward exams, famous schooling minister

ISLAMABAD: Social media has proved to be a superb software to remain in contact with college students for Federal Schooling Minister Shafqat Mehmood, who says he has gained hundreds of followers on Twitter inside a span of few months.

Talking throughout the “DMW Interactive Session,” Shafqat Mehmood shared his views about the national education policy, the single national curriculum, online exams, EdTech, and connecting with students through social media.

“I am happy that we have developed some sort of a connection with students,” said Shafqat Mehmood while responding to a question about the restoration of student unions in the country.

Read more: Shafqat Mehmood clarifies two things about Single National Curriculum

He said that in the last six to eight months, he has gained 500,000  followers on Twitter, bringing the total number of his followers to 2.2 million.

It is pertinent to note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, Shafqat Mehmood had been very active on social media, providing updates to students regarding various policy matters.

“When I tweet, a lot of students see and read that and I think that is a good thing that a federal education minister of the country has a direct connection [with students]. I don’t think that any such thing has happened in recent history,” he mentioned.

Learn extra: Shafqat Mehmood congratulates IBCC for turning into ISO-certified organisation

The federal schooling minister mentioned that his large social media following has an “influence,” adding that when he tweeted about speaking to the Higher Education Commission regarding online exams during students’ protest against in-person examinations, the tweet was “obtained effectively”.

The minister mentioned he’s stunned to search out out that individuals contemplate on-line exams to be straightforward, recalling his open books exams within the US.

“Open books exams are not easy exams. If you give some conceptual questions with a time limit they are difficult to answer.”

Learn extra: Shafqat Mehmood says new coverage concerning scholar unions on the playing cards

Shafqat Mehmood, nevertheless, backed the concept of holding digital exams, saying if universities could make such an association, they need to go for it.

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

Bushra Bibi ‘not blissful’ with high quality of meals at Lahore shelter dwelling

LAHORE: First Girl Bushra Bibi was reportedly not glad with the standard of meals served at a Lahore panagah (shelter dwelling).This was shared...

81% of Pakistan’s docs able to take coronavirus vaccination: Gallup report

Gallup Pakistan survey finds 81% of docs in Pakistan able to get vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus.Greater than 500 docs throughout the nation surveyed...

In Japan, over 1,000 coronavirus vaccine photographs go to waste after freezer malfunction

A medical employee receives a dose of the coronavirus vaccine as Japan launches its inoculation marketing campaign on February 17, 2021. Picture: ReutersCOVID-19 vaccine...

Lawsuit accuses Amazon of ‘systemic’ racism in company workplaces | The Categorical Tribune

A supervisor at Amazon sued the web retailer for discrimination on Monday, saying it hires Black individuals for decrease positions and promotes them...

Queen Elizabeth flaunts her humorous aspect whereas unveiling her statue in Australia: Watch

Queen Elizabeth showcased her sense of humour as she poked enjoyable at herself after she unveiled new statue of herself in Australia throughout...