The University of Baltistan, Skardu has become the first university in Pakistan to announce its examination & assessment policy for the spring semester-2020.
In a VC committee meeting on Wednesday, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mohammad Naeem Khan discussed the policy. Over 200 public and private universities vice-chancellors attended the meeting.
Prof Naeem Khan said that the university has almost completed its online education program via the LMS-based software. Furthermore, VC UoB stated that before 10th June 2020, the mid-term examinations including the sessional assignments, quizzes, projects, case studies, presentations, online viva voce, etc will be completed online.
Following this, final exams will be conducted on-campus between 6 to 14 July 2020 under strict SOPs and maintenance of social distancing protocol.
“The University of Baltistan will utilize all its existing resources, buildings, and spaces available in all its three campuses and four affiliated colleges to ensure maximum precautions, bio-safety care, physical spacing and separation, and social distancing during regular examinations.”
Dr. Mohammad Naeem further stated that new admissions for the fall semester will be announced during June-July to ensure academic continuity.
This was the fourth meeting held to discuss online education, academic quality, admissions, and exam policy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The meeting was held via video conferencing and it was decided that each university will come up with its own exam and admission policy within a week’s time.