ISLAMABAD: Former chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed has said that examinations could not be held online during the nationwide protest against personal assessment by universities.
The former HEC chief made these remarks while talking Geo Pakistan The issue, which has become a hot topic on social media since the government announced the opening of higher education institutions next month.
Students have protested in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar and demanded that the authorities conduct online exams as classes were also held online. He is also asking the government to provide tuition fee waivers.
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed said that it is up to the concerned authority or teachers to decide how they want to take this decision.
“There are many diagnostic methods available, including online, but students demand that it is not permissible to take exams as they wish and it sends a wrong message to the world,” he said.
“It shows a lack of trust between students and teachers.”
In response to a question, the educationist said that it [online] The new style of education has also exposed teachers as most of them could not provide the required amount.
Online learning involves the provision of lectures, student participation in class, and the development of content for maximum understanding. Teachers also need training but it will take time.
“We are still not ready for it and the authorities should have taken it seriously during the last lockdown,” he said.