Islamabad : The 77th meeting of the academic council of the International Islamic University (IIU) was held on the university's new campus here.
The meeting was attended by IIU President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh through video link, while it was also attended by Acting President, IIUI, Prof Dr Aqdas Naveed Malik, Vice-Presidents, Deans, Director Academics, Director Examination, heads of departments, heads of special committees for online education and other faculty members.
The participants discussed online viva-voce exam for MS and PhD students, deliberations and decisions over Online Learning Management System (LMS), endorsements of the minutes of previous Academic Council meeting and other important agenda items.
They also reviewed all possible circumstances including continuation of halted on-campus activities amid pandemic and preparations in response.
The participants discussed steps to prevent and combat the spread of the coronavirus in the IIU.
As per guidelines of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), all faculties were engaged to be well prepared for commencing the academic activities online from June 1 in case of continued closure of the university.
The council decided to conduct online viva-voice exams to save students from academic loss.
On the occasion, detailed modalities for Viva Voce exams were discussed which were brought forward by exams section.
The meeting also discussed Pakistan Engineering Council's (PEC) guidelines for online teaching-learning and assessment implementation during Covid-19 pandemic.
The IIU president called upon faculties to devise well balanced policy for online classes and urged them to ensure maximum benefits and exquisite implementation of LMS. He also directed that trainings for LMS must be conducted by all the faculties. He said management and faculty together were working best to save academic loss.