Vice Chancellor Islamia University of Bahawalpur Engr. Prof. Dr Athar Mahboob informed that university was developed online web portal to connected with thousands of students sitting in their homes during COVID 19.
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur was established in the year 1975 by upgrading historical institute of the Jamia Abbasia. In the past for over three decades, the University has played a major role in furthering the nation’s social, cultural, business and economic development by providing highly skilled manpower.
Engr. Prof. Dr Athar Mahboob said in a programme of Radio Pakistan news and Current Affairs channel that we are passing through a crises period and we can’t afford to leave our youth to stay idle and without any productive activities. Therefore, Islamia University Bahawalpur took lead and introduced a distance education platform which was blended with information communication technology.
He further said that the web portal will ensure that students will continue their studies through online classes and remain engaged with their teachers.
He told that course bundles containing course outline, teaching material and syllabus books have been sent to students and they have been informed through SMS service. Faculty members have engaged them through online classes and they are also mentoring students, advising them to keep themselves productive for their families and society in this time of global crises.