The universities reopening schedule has been announced by HEC. As per HEC, universities would open in multiple phases. Only the faculty members and students that are suffering from internet issues will be called on the campus, in the first phase.
Then in the second phase, the final year students, graduates students and the students that have house jobs and other practical requirements will be permitted to enter the campus. Then, in the last and final phase all students will be permitted to enter.
HEC has seen how universities globally are taking action amidst the pandemic, and it is aware of the specific conditions in Pakistan, both would be kept in mind while opening the universities.
On 15th July 2020, university faculty, essential staff and students that have internet issues would be called on campus. Then on 3rd August 2020, the final year and graduate students would be called while on 17th August students that have lab requirements would be allowed entry.
On the question regarding all universities should open together or not, it is the VC and syndicate that needs to take the decision keeping in mind the SOPs.
Space constraints, availability of medical staff, essential supplies must be kept in mind while opening the universities. There needs to be a clear policy and it needs to be followed with responsibility.
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