LAHORE: The Punjab University on Monday partially opened for students and the face-to-face classes of students of selective semesters began along with an option to adopt online classes with concession in fee.
A large number of newly admitted students joined their face-to-face classes on PU campuses.
At all the entry gates of the university, PU’s security staff monitored the temperature of the entrants with temperature checking machines and distributed masks among the students without a mask to ensure SOPs regarding COVID 19.
PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad and Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar visited various classes and labs to monitor implementation of SoPs regarding COVID 19.
Addressing an orientation session of newly admitted students organized by PU Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad urged the students to play their role to cope with this pandemic.
He said that the students had got an opportunity to attend face-to-face classes and this opportunity must be availed by following the instructions of the government by ensuring COVID 19 SoPs.
PU VC Prof Niaz said that they must equip themselves with modern knowledge of the relevant fields along with skills.
VC said that students must develop high moral values among them, become a law-abiding citizen and ensure transparency in their everyday life.
Earlier, as per guidelines of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and instructions of the government, the university administration had decided to re-open the university in two phases.
In the first phase, the students of M.S/M.Phil and Ph.D. programs, who have completed their course work and need to complete their research work, are entitled to the hostel facility from 01.02.2021, subject to the recommendations of the supervisors, HODs and deans.