The Government College University (GCU) has postponed its convocation besides shifting to the online mode of examination from August 5, 2021.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi said the difficult but necessary decisions are taken as precautionary measures because the risk of COVID-19 is rising again. The Vice Chancellor urged students "we need to maintain social distancing & follow SOPs to help prevent the spread."
Prof. Zaidi announced postponing the University’s 19th Convocation, saying that the convocation was expected to be attended by more than 2,200 Graduates besides parents, guests, faculty and staff.
The Vice Chancellor said the University also decided that exams to start from August 05 would be held ONLINE. “This has been a difficult decision as we know that the online assessments compromise the quality of education, but we need to keep in mind the risk of the spread of COVID-19 again. This compromise is necessary to keep each other safe in these unprecedented times,” he said.
However, Prof. Zaidi said research students would be given access to the libraries and laboratories under the guidance of relevant chairpersons.