The Government College University (GCU) Lahore on Wednesday (June 3, 2020) held as many as 411 online lectures attended by around 7,100 students from the University’s 23 different departments.
According to the department-wise statistics compiled by the GCU’s Controller of Examinations Muhammad Shahzad, the faculty of Psychology Department delivered 33, Political Science 35, Economics 21, History 8, Philosophy 13, Persian 16, English 44, Islamic Studies 27, Punjabi 13, Chemistry 25, Biotechnology 3, Physics 10, Electronics 14, Zoology 20, Botany 15, Statistics 20, Urdu 18, Psychology 33, Finance 33, Computer Science 8 and Environment Science 26 lectures online. The majority of these online lectures were attended by in excess of 80% of students.
GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi highlighted this to be a huge success despite the fact that this was the first week of online classes. Some teachers and students were facing connectivity issues on GCU LMS but they were allowed to deliver lectures via Zoom or other similar applications. He said students having connectivity issues will continue to try and use other traditional means of communication including email and postal services.
The Vice Chancellor said that more than 500 teachers of 27 departments were engaged in this online teaching activity, while the University reviewed more than 1,000 courses for online teaching. All of this is happening for the first time and shows the great commitment of the teaching faculty.