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