SAARC members have similar experiences in using applications for online education.

ISLAMABAD -- HEC Chairman Tariq Banuri has said that all the SAARC Member States have similar experiences in terms of the use of different applications and software for online education, governance of earning system, capacity building of faculty, poor internet connectivity, and power breakdowns and need for technological infrastructure. 'All of them have addressed different issues with different degrees of success and all of them will benefit from sharing of information, pooling of resources and collaboration in capacity building as well asresearch. Pakistan isfully committed to regional cooperation and would be happy to arrange capacity building programmes for regional partners and support collaborative research and exchange.' He said this while chairing a meeting of the Vice Chancellors and representatives of Higher Education Commission (HEC), University Grants Commissions (UGCs) or equivalent entities of the SAARC Member States. Hosted by HEC Pakistan, the two-day online meeting concluded on Thursday. It discussed in detail the issues and challenges pertaining to the online mode of learning amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

During the two-day meeting...

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