Information Release for the Students of FATA University
It is hoped that all the students of
the FATA University and their families will be in good health during the
present situation of COVID-19 pandemic. This is to inform all of you that the
management and faculty of the FATA University are working hard to go through
all the possible ways and means to continue the current Spring Semester which
has been disrupted due to the closure of the University in the wake of lockdown
during this continued wave of COVID-19 pandemic till July 15, 2020. It is not
feasible for the University to let the semester go waste by adopting no
teaching and no exam policy which will certainly have greater repercussions for
educational quality and student achievement. Therefore, the students should try
their best to complete the requirements of the semester as per Semester Rules
of the University through Online-teaching. In this way there will be no
disruption in the academic career of the students.
The management of the FATA University has
decided to continue the completion of pending course work of the current Spring
Semester through Online-teaching from the first week of June, 2020 as per the
Higher Education Commission Policy Guidance No. 5 (Online Readiness) till the
opening of the University after July 15, 2020. In this regard, the following steps have been
taken so far:
Academic Committee/Council (OAC) has been constituted.
of online quality teaching presentations of the approved courses and their
delivery methods are underway.
The SOPs for
Online-teaching have already been approved.
The online teaching arrangements
have been made by using a variety of technological
tools (such as Google-Meet/Hangout, ZOOM, WhatsApp etc.) in delivering lectures
and discussion and also the soft and print material will be provided to
students through any possible mean.
training of all teaching faculty is planned to be conducted very soon.
The management of the University in consultation with the faculty (both
regular & visiting) is designing such a mechanism of teaching and conduct
of exams which will fulfil the standards set by the HEC on one hand and impart
quality education to the students including those who have no access to the
internet on the other hand. The students will be provided online teaching
through regular lectures and the videos of lectures/presentations by every
teacher and related print material will also be delivered to the students by
various means. The students and teachers consultation / interaction mechanism
is also under consideration.
The management of the University will take all steps to complete the
course work requirement of Spring Semester in the best interest of the students
but the students should also realize the fact that the online teaching will
certainly have many difficulties in understanding the lectures as compare to
that in the class. Their cooperation and commitment will enable the University
management to complete this task in a satisfactory manner. The students will be
regularly informed in this regard via University website: www.fu.edu.pk and
official Facebook page.
Let’s work together in this non-conducive learning environment under
the present wake of COVID-19 pandemic and try to defeat it with the commitment
in carrying out educational activities without any break.