Around 57% of universities all over the country are now adequately equipped to impart online education.
It was revealed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) officials during a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Education.
According to HEC, 113,614 out of 118,331 courses can now be taught completely online. At the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, there were only 23 online courses.
Committee’s Chairman, MNA Mian Najeeb-ud-Din Awaisi, expressed satisfaction over HEC’s statistics and lauded the commission for implementing the recommendations of the committee.
Besides HEC, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) apprised the committee of the measures taken to support the educational process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the Committee commended the efforts of HEC, FDE, and PEIRA during the Coronavirus pandemic.