A special package worth Rs 285 million has been allocated for universities in Balochistan, FATA and Gilgit Baltistan over and above their normal allocation for the upcoming financial year 2020-21, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has said. In a statement released on Wednesday, HEC said funding for FATA University had also been prioritized and its allocation had been tripled.
The Education Minister for Sindh Saeed Ghani said on Tuesday that the provincial government was not in a position to reopen schools across the province.
The Ministry of Federal Education is set to launch a two-way SMS system ‘8228’ coming week for Tele-school to improve communication with the public.
The Inter-Medicine University Board, consisting of vice chancellors and rectors of medical varsities, on Monday, announced a uniform policy with regards to online classes and assessments in medical and dental colleges across the province in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
The government on Thursday issued a decision to promote students of grade 9th to 12th classes without taking examinations.
Uncertainty looms over the reopening of educational institutions across the country, as the provincial and Federal governments have failed to agree on potential dates for easing the lock-down and resuming academic sessions.
The COVID-19 has threatened to make education outcomes worse and without aggressive policy, the outbreak across the world will have immediate costs on both learning and the health of children and youth, warns the World Bank.
The Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Thursday said that the government was considering launching a Radio Education program to magnify its distant learning project across the country.
The Higher Education Commission has approved the Phase-II of development of GC University, Kala Shah Kaku Campus at a total cost of Rs. 1157.753 million with an implementation period of 36 months.
The Smart University Project has been initiated in Lahore College for Women University, Lahore in collaboration with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.