President Dr Arif Alvi asks Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to formulate policy for distant- education at the earliest aiming to encourage and promote e-learning in the country

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Islamabad, November 04, 2020 (PPI-OT): President Dr Arif Alvi has asked the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to formulate policy for distant-education at the earliest aiming to encourage and promote e-learning in the country. The President said that e-learning was cost-effective and accessible and it would enormously benefit the students belonging to the poor strata of society, particularly the students of rural areas. He made these remarks while chairing the meeting of newly appointed members of the Board of Governors (BoG) of Virtual University, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITT), Syed Amin-ul-Haque, Secretary IT T, Mr Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Secretary Federal Education, Mrs Farah Hamid Khan, Chairman NTC, Brig (R) Viqar Rashid Khan, Principal Information Officer (PIO), Ms Shahera Shahid, members of BoG and senior officials of the M/o IT T. The President congratulated the newly-appointed members of BoG and expressed the hope that they would greatly help in ensuring good governance and improving the quality of education. He stated that the university needed to expand its outreach as it had great potential to cover rural areas of the country.

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