The five-day attendance rule set out by the Ministry of Schooling solely applies to colleges and to not universities, the Greater Schooling Fee mentioned on Friday.
“The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan clarifies that all universities will continue to operate as per guidelines issued by the HEC earlier,” it started by saying on a Twitter thread posted to clear up any misconceptions amongst college students.
The HEC went on to clarify that the current announcement of the schooling ministry is “about resumption of a regular school week of 5 days for urban centres of Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, and Peshawar”.
“Earlier, schools in these cities were restricted to a 3-day school week by NCOC in view of a high prevalence of COVID-19. NCOC has removed these restrictions following a fresh assessment of the prevailing situation in these cities,” it continued.
It mentioned that greater schooling institutes “will continue academic and research operations in accordance with the relevant instructions already provided by the HEC”.
The governing physique for universities went on to share two notices that had been issued earlier, with the primary one containing tips as universities had been shut down amid the second coronavirus and the second detailing the technique that was put in place earlier when a phase-wise reopening was determined.
It urged for the strict implementation of all authorities and HEC prescribed well being and security tips which “will remain effective until and unless modified”.
“Universities are suggested to hunt additional steering, if required from the Chair or the provincial/regional members of the COVID-19 Oversight Committee or electronic mail at [email protected],” the HEC beneficial.