KP to start online classes in universities

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has announced to start online classes in universities to prevent the academic loss of students due to COVID-19 outbreak.

According to details, the KP government has directed universities across the province to start online classes to prevent the academic loss of students due to COVID-19 crisis and its resulting lockdown measures.

Universities have been directed to ensure the continuation of office services and the attendance of essential staff and administrative members, meanwhile Islamia College University Peshawar, Swabi, Hazara University along with various other universities will be open for staff members.

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The development comes as educational institutions have been closed since March due to coronavirus outbreak in the country, resulting in academic loss for pupils. Many private universities across the country have already resorted to online education and conducting virtual classes, whereas some even have successfully completed examination process virtually.

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It is to be noted that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported the highest coronavirus death toll ratio in the country with 473 deaths, meanwhile the province’s coronavirus tally stands at 10,027 cases.