Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to develop curriculum for distant learning

ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission Executive Director Dr Sohail Naqvi has said distant learning has the potential to revolutionise the way people learn and it is attracting people because of its widespread coverage through existing infrastructure.He was presiding over the 4th meeting of experts on distant learning at the HEC Secretariat. The committee of experts on distant education has been constituted by the HEC to develop regulations, criteria and to suggest infrastructure requirements to improve quality of private students in different universities of the country. Dr Naqvi emphasized that the universities must develop a strategy to improve the conventional way of dealing with private students and help them in a way that their learning comes on a par with regular students.

It was decided that instructional material would be uploaded on the course portal and the universities would offer the curriculum developed by HEC. The template of course material for University of the Punjab will be developed by Dr Naveed A. Malik, vice chancellor Virtual University, Lahore, and Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar, principal Punjab University College for Information Technology (PUCIT). Later, it will be circulated in other universities. The meeting also formed a working group of experts for developing course content for BEd and MEd programme.

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