LAHORE—Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad has said that the PU administration has adopted a pro-students policy and giving preference to the interest of students in online examinations.
He was addressing a press conference to brief the media regarding online examinations of BA/BSc/Associate Degree in Arts/Science part 2 annual examinations Part 2 to be held from August 05, 2020.
Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Online Teaching and Examination Committee Convener Prof Dr Kamran Abid, Controller of Examinations Rauf Nawaz, deputy controllers Khuram Inayat, Mohsin Bilal, Raana Qaiser and others were present on the occasion. Addressing the press conference, the Vice Chancellor clarified that the students who were not able to participate in online examinations due to any reason were free to make their choice. He said that the chance of those students who did not want to participate in online exams would remain intact and such students could appear in conventional examinations whenever the university would conduct. He said that the PU Department of Examinations was ensuring foolproof arrangements to conduct online exams and students were being guided through social media. He said that one proctor would keep a vigilant eye on 25 students while one superintendent would look after 25 proctors. He said that the PU administration had dedicated three computer labs for the teams conducting the exam. He said that the university had tested the online examination system by taking exams of various degrees. He said that BA/BSc and Associate Degree Part 2 candidates were also appearing in mock exams. In his briefing, Controller of Examinations Mr Rauf Nawaz said that out of eighty thousand students, around 60 thousand students had shown their willingness and got themselves registered for online examinations. He said that through a specific system, students would be monitored and the university would proceed against candidates using unfair means as per law. He said that the paper of the students would be sent to them through email 25 minutes before the start of exam which would be accessible to the students just at the starting time of examination. He said that the language of the question papers would be according to the nature of the subject. He said that detailed instructions and procedures had been sent to students via email. He said that the students who could not register themselves for the online exam could register their emails through an online portal available on PU website till July 28 by 4pm–PRESS RELEASE