All educational institutions will remain closed for the next three weeks amidst the threat of the ongoing pandemic on orders of the federal government. However, the HEC Chairperson has stated that studies would not be compromised during school closure.
The HEC has launched online classes for university and college students across the country. During the three weeks, the teachers would be giving lectures online as mentioned by Chairperson, Tariq Banuri.
According to the HEC, an online learning management system will be introduced in more than 70 classes and a team of experts will also be formed.
Banuri further mentioned,
“Institutions that don’t have these systems will get them installed within two weeks.”
It has been decided that the list of all the online classes would be compiled and would then be aired on television. The teachers would also be provided with an online evaluation system for grading purposes.
In order for online learning to take place, students and teachers both need to have access to the internet. HEC Chairperson also spoke about what they would be doing in case someone does not have access.
“We will also ensure that internet services are provided to all those areas that don’t have service and modern technological systems are installed there”
As technology has progressed immensely, various apps and tools have been invented for the ease of online teaching world-wide. The ‘google classroom’ and ‘Zoom’ are some of the apps currently being used all over the world where schools have been shut down to curb the coronavirus outbreak.
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