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30 January, 2021 Views 35

National University of Modern Languages Announces To Hold Online Exams

National University of Modern languages Islamabad has announced to hold the online exams. The university issued the notification and stated that in accordance with the instructions of the higher education commission the end-of-semester exams will be conducted online. It is informed to the students that the exams of the fall semester 2020 will be held in two phases. There will be online exams of 30 marks and viva of 20 marks. The university will provide the exam schedule to all the students. The candidates can check the exam details issued to them by their concerned departments. The exams of the MS/M.Phil and Ph.D. degree program will be conducted on campus. The students facing any connectivity issue can use the IT facilities at the NUML campuses. 

Online Exams

Earlier the higher education commission of Pakistan had allowed all the universities of Pakistan to hold online exams. The federal minister of education and professional training has also expressed satisfaction over this decision of HEC. He stated that proper procedure should be devised according to the directives issued by the commission to conduct the online exams and moreover the education standards should be kept up. The HEC further added that it is up to the universities whether they will conduct online exams or physical exams. So by considering the announcement of the commission the National University of Modern languages Islamabad will commence the online exams. 

Protests Against Physical Exams

After the decision to take the physical exams many students protested in the major cities across Pakistan. Due to protests against in-person examinations, many students got injured and some of them were arrested as well. The demands of the students were reviewed by the vice-chancellors of all the universities of different provinces. As per the instructions of NCOC, the universities will be reopened from1st February 2021. Furthermore, it has been also directed to the universities to use the plagiarism detector software, Turnitin to check the similarity index. The HEC also warned the universities to ensure the strict implementation of SOPs.