President Dr Arif Alvi has asked the Higher Education Commission to further improve the Online Distance Learning Policy while keeping in view the fast-changing requirements of the modern age.
Chairing a briefing on Online Learning Policy of Higher Education Commission in Islamabad on Friday, he highlighted that the importance of distance learning education has increased manifold, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that the distance learning programmes need to be integrated into the mainstream education system.
While appreciating the online and distance learning education programmes being offered by the Virtual University of Pakistan, the President urged the need for multiplying the efforts of institutions like VU so as to increase the enrollment of students.
The President was briefed about the Online Distance Learning Policy of the Higher Education Commission.
It was informed that the main objective of the policy was to provide rules, guidelines, and minimum quality standards under which the universities would be allowed to offer online and distance education.