LAHORE: After more than three months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Punjab government has decided to reopen all universities across the province.
According to sources, the provincial government has finalised all recommendations with the consultation of all varsities vice-chancellors. According to a strategy prepared by the provincial govt, Masters and Ph.D. classes will commence in the first phase.
The Higher Education Department (HEC) has prepared recommendations and sent them to the federation, sources said. The final decision on the reopening of universities will be announced by Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood.
Earlier on June 23, it was learnt that the federal government had started mulling over reopening universities after July 15 and formally ordered the HEC to formulate a policy for the resumption of academic activities.