President of Pakistan applauded the role of Virtual University in promoting distance education and e-learning in Pakistan

Lahore, October 05, 2021 (PPI-OT): President Dr. Arif Alvi has called the prestigious team of Virtual University for the promotion of distance education and e-learning, which is cheaper and affordable for people in Pakistan. He emphasized the need for expanding the outreach of the Virtual University of Pakistan so that students from remote areas of the country could benefit from online education. The President expressed his views during a briefing on the Virtual University of Pakistan (VU), at Aiwan-e-Sadr, on September 29th, 2021.


Rector VU, Professor Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti, briefed the meeting about the role of the university in the promotion of online education and distance learning. He highlighted that currently 100,000 students were enrolled in various disciplines and over 80,000 students had graduated from the university. It was also informed that VU trained over 2 million students through digital skills platform, besides broadcasting lectures and educational content over its own four satellite TV channels.


Addressing the meeting, the President asked the management to chalk out a new vision and future plans for the university as per the requirements of the digital age and set timelines to achieve its goals and objectives. He also asked the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to expedite the work and finalize its policy for virtual education, which would benefit students belonging to remote areas of the country.


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