Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Tariq Binouri held discussion with heads of all public and private universities of the country to ponder over situation arising from epidemic Coronavirus.
Commission HEC converse over making plans to continue with academic process despite imminent campuses closed by the government in the given context of Coronavirus.
According to spokesman of University of Sindh, the Video conference room at the office of Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences was the venue where from Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat participated in this conversion.
More then 17 cases have been reported as the Coronavirus cases till date in various parts of the Pakistan and all of them are stable and recovering in Pakistan. Government had directed all schools, colleges, universities, tuition centres and other educational institutions to remain closed till March 13 as a precautionary measure against Coronavirus.
Intensive detailed discussion led to essential common decisions i.e. use of technology as an online teaching-learning option, expansion of online content, establishment of institutional infrastructure to facilitate this online process and launch of awareness campaigns focusing on personal hygiene, health and prevention measures.
HEC spokesman informed that High-profile committees including related experts were formed to make further advancement.
HEC added that the HEC also set up varsity committees under all three heads-technology, content and health- to be headed by Dr. Yasir Arfat Malkani Dr. Altaf Hussain Nizamani and Dr. Arbeela Agha respectively.