Wednesday, 10th March 2021: HEC has instructed Universities to go online for two weeks in selected cities.
The notification issued by HEC stated that:
Following the announcement by the Government for Spring holidays in academic institutions in the selected cities due to the recent upsurge in Covid-19 cases, HEC has clarified that all universities shall continue to operate as per guidelines issued earlier except for the universities and higher education institutions (HEls) in the following cities:
All universities and HEls in the above-mentioned cities shall remain closed for physical attendance during March 15-28,2021.
However, academic activities will continue online during this period. Moreover, on-going and pre-scheduled exams can be conducted as planned with the complete observance of Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
Universities are advised to ensure strict observance of the Covid-19 minimum health and safety protocols i.e., thermal scanning, wearing facemasks, social distancing, availability and regular use of sanitisers and disinfection of buildings. In addition, Universities are advised to seek further guidance, if required from the Chair or the provincial/regional members of the Covid-19 Oversight Committee or email at email@example.com
It is pertinent to mention here that due to the on-going third covid wave in the country, all the educational institutes in the selected have been closed for two weeks.