AIOU, SDPI call for broader policy dialogue on education in wake of COVID-19

Islamabad : Senior scholarly community and educationists across Pakistan have named Covid-19 as a chance to adjust the whole advanced education in the nation with the future financial real factors.

The circumstance came about by the worldwide pandemic along these lines requests an absolute change in perspective and a more extensive scholastic approach discourse is the need of hour to guarantee the quality and future-situated training.

They shared these perspectives here with the crowd at on the web – Post Covid-19 Scenario – Challenges and Options for Higher Education Institutions sorted out by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), in a joint effort with Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).

Dr. Nadia Tahir, Managing Director, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, said that the colleges across Pakistan have been entrusted to create SOPs and Learning Management Systems (LMS) to guarantee quality web based figuring out how to understudies.

She said that the colleges would now need to set the objectives for the advancement as Covid19 has changed the whole scene of the instruction.

She says HEC and the colleges need to cooperate to accomplish the common objectives and its very delighting to realize that the colleges across Pakistan are acknowledging the demand to keep away from interruption in the learning.

The ordinary showing framework now should be supplanted with ”prepare and engage understudies” approach.

Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director SDPI, said as anticipated by the UN, we would need to live with the pandemic from now onwards for a serious longer period or for all time.

He required the need to get open doors out of the COVID 19 difficulties by applying a proactive methodology.

“Wiping out advanced partition must be guaranteed while presenting web based learning as we can’t stand to abandon anybody,” Dr Suleri said.

He said that HEC would need to guarantee that the new learning furnished by the colleges is perfect with quickly changing employment showcase.

To react to basic need of crossing over research-arrangement hole, he guaranteed the members that SDPI would be there to offer hard and fast help and assistance in such manner.

Shaping Education Advisory Council would be one of the proposals for the administration to react to developing difficulties in the field of instruction, he mollified.

Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum, Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) was of view that the innovative arrangements ought to be used to make an empowering domain for the instruction in the midst of the emergencies presented by the pandemic.

He said that a strategy discourse on the scholarly issues must be started to investigate the chances to address the remarkable difficulties.

“SDPI being a lively research organization and research foundation may start to lead the pack and encourage such s discourse gathering,” he proposed and included that open separation learning strategy additionally should be acquainted with give important rules.

Dr Shafiq-ur-Rehman, Vice Chancellor, University of Balochistan, on the event featured the issue of absence of network looked by the understudies in remote regions.

Dr M Asif Khan, Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar, had the equivalent concerned and said that while the colleges are taking all the potential measures to be versatile to new condition, we should guarantee that no understudy is forgotten about from the learning procedure because of absence of access.

Dr Fatima Dar, Director Iqra University said with breaking of the pandemic, the colleges in broad daylight and private areas are standing up to with comparative sorts of difficulties.

She said the more extensive participation among the colleges would be imperative to share learning and experience commonly.

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