HYDERABAD:SU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat has said that tackling odds, forging ahead in the face of challenges, adopting un-dettered stance to overcome hardships through sheer hard work were some of the signs of successful leaders.
This he said while virtually watching over the training sessions imparted to the faculty from SU Faculties of Commerce and Business Administration, Education, Law, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Islamic Studies and Pharmacy led by their respective Deans. In addition, teachers from SU additional campuses i.e. Laar Campus Badin, SMBB-SU Campus Dadu, SU Campus Mirpur Khas, SU Thatta Campus, SU Campus Larkana and KBSAS Campus Noushehro Feroz under the patronage of their respective Pro Vice Chancellors also in presence.
“When we first contemplated over the task of launch of online classes by developing the varsity’s own independent LMS as mandated by HEC Islamabad, we were not only bewildered and skeptical but also a little intimidated by the enormity of the challenge.
But the technical excellence of the varsity’s IT arm, courageous decision-making skills of the administration and selfless moral support of SU academic leadership — Pro Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors/Chairperson and Members of the Academic Council lent us will, vision, skill and confidence to materialize all that needed to be done in a few weeks’ time; culminating into full readiness of the university as an institution, its teachers and its students to commence virtual teaching from June 1 instant”, Dr. Burfat commented.
Director SU-ITSC Dr. Yasir Arfat Malkani and Director SU-ORIC Dr. Zeeshan Bhatti jointly imparted training. The competent trainers said they had embedded all HEC-advised aspects as features in SU’s Learning Management System as they practically demonstrated to faculty as to how the entire system operated including uploading of course materials, video lectures, archives, assignment-award-and-submission, digital library access, classroom execution, question-answer mechanism and other relevant important specifications.