Punjab finalises strategy to reopen all universities

By: INP      Published: 06:05 PM, 4 Jul, 2020
Punjab finalises strategy to reopen all universities

The Punjab government has decided to reopen all universities across the province.

The universities will be reopened after more than three months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to sources, the provincial government has finalised all recommendations with the consultation of all varsities vice-chancellors.

According to a strategy prepared by the provincial govt, Masters and Ph.D. classes will commence in the first phase.

The Higher Education Department (HEC) has prepared recommendations and sent them to the federation, sources said. The final decision on the reopening of universities will be announced by Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood.

Earlier on June 23, it was learnt that the federal government had started mulling over reopening universities after July 15 and formally ordered the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to formulate a policy for the resumption of academic activities.