On Wednesday, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood expressed his happiness over the Higher Education Commission’s decision to allow universities to conduct online exams.Â
In a tweet, Shafqat Mehmood wrote that he is “happy to note that HEC has formally allowed the universities to conduct online exams with adequate safeguards.”
“This paves the way for them to devise the right procedures quickly to do so. Education standards must be kept up. Work hard students and wish you the best,” the minister added.
Earlier, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had announced that it is “up to the universities to decide whether they wanted to conduct in-person or online exams, days after protests caught pace against on-campus examinations.”