Higher Education Commission (HEC) has taken the proposition of promoting university students without examination out of the equation.
HEC’s statement has come after students across the country waged protests against HEC’s handling of the entire online education affair amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.
The biggest demonstration took place outside HEC headquarters in Islamabad as the students demanded promotion to the next semester without examinations, suspension of online classes, and semester fees to be waived off.
Students have been facing all sorts of issues during the Coronavirus pandemic ranging from lack of smartphones and laptops to poor or no internet coverage in remote areas and from the mediocre quality of online lectures being delivered to a state of confusion regarding the announcement of online exams.
According to the official statement by the HEC following the protests, HEC is in close contact with all the Vice-Chancellors (VCs) to resolve all issues being faced by students. HEC and all universities are also working with PTA to fix the connectivity issues being faced by students.
As far as the demand for a fee waiver is concerned, HEC has ensured the students that it will take up the issue with the universities in the coming days.