These Are the HEC Online Classes Readiness Scores for All Pakistani Universities

According to the Higher Education Data Repository (HEDR) of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), public universities are less prepared to conduct online classes in comparison to private universities.

The revelation by HEDR covertly endorses the concerned students protesting all over Pakistan against the process of online education, demanding the suspension of online classes due to poor or no internet coverage, lack of smartphones and laptops, and mediocre quality of lectures being delivered.


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Following aspects form the basis of HEDR rankings

  • University readiness
  • Course readiness
  • Faculty readiness
  • Technology readiness
  • Library readiness
  • Student readiness
  • Evaluation readiness
  • Laboratory readiness

The graph below shows the disparity between public and private universities among different aspects of readiness for online classes.

Where regions are concerned, Islamabad and Balochistan are the best prepared regions to hold online classes, with scores more than 95%.

Here is the readiness score for online classes of some public sector universities released by the HEDR.

  • Government College University (GCU), Lahore, 74%
  • Punjab University, 83%
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, 75%
  • University of Education, 68%
  • University of Peshawar, Peshawar, 69%
  • Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU), Lahore, 64%

On the other hand, private universities are far better prepared for online classes.


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For instance, the University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, has online classes readiness score of almost 100% while Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore, has a score of 97%.

Here are the 10 universities best prepared for conducting online classes.

Sr. No. Name Score
1 Air University 100%
2 Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi 100%
3 Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak 100%
4 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences, Quetta 100%
5 Forman Christian College, Lahore 100%
6 HITEC University, Taxila 100%
7 Lahore Leads University, Lahore 100%
8 Minhaj University, Lahore 100%
9 National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore 100%
10 University of Lahore, Lahore 100%

Here are the 10 universities least prepared for holding online classes

Sr. No. Name Score
1 Government College University, Hyderabad 34.38%
2 Textile Institute of Pakistan, Karachi 34.59%
3 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad 51.72%
4 Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, Abbottabad 51.81%
5 Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women, Nawabshah 52.68
6 Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana 63.01%
7 The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Peshawar 64.29%
8 Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore 64.33%
9 University of Buner 65.81%
10 National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi 66.59%

Meanwhile, HEC has clarified that the purpose to release HEDR rankings is to encourage universities to equip themselves better for online classes.

Find out more about online classes readiness scores at Higher Education Data Repository

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