The Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) has constituted a nine-member committee to enable higher education institutions to continue teaching lessons online.
This comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which forced the Government of Punjab to announce closure of schools till May 31st. The closures have been categorized as early summer holidays this year in lieu of the usual April/May – August/ September window.
Headed by Chairperson PHEC Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, the goal of the committee is to set out guidelines to ensure an efficient transition to online learning.
The committee, comprising of vice chancellors of prominent public varsities, will work in tandem with higher education institutions to facilitate smart classrooms and to meet the IT needs of these institutions in order to manage as seamless a transition as possible.