LAHORE: Minister for Higher Education & Information Technology, Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz in a tweet clarified that any policy guidelines to universities is the mandate of the Higher Education Commission, an autonomous body.
He tweeted, “I talked to the Federal Minister and we agreed to request HEC to give clear directions to all public and private universities regarding examination policy.”
“Also, I want to clarify that giving policy guidelines to universities is the mandate of HEC which is an autonomous entity,” he further added.
Students of various universities protested in recent days for online exams and against the on-campus papers. Some of the protests turned violent where police arrested students and got their judicial remand today.
After the protests, a few universities have accepted the students’ demands and allowed the online papers.
The Punjab Higher Education Minister distanced himself from issuing any policy guidelines and argued that it is the mandate of HEC.