Punjab’s Government colleges will have an online attendance system from the next academic session. Simultaneously, to streamline the higher education system in the state, an audit of the colleges will also be introduced.
According to a official release after a meeting chaired by Punjab Minister for Higher Education Razia Sultana with government college principals, “To streamline the higher education system in Punjab, all government colleges will adopt online admissions criteria from next academic session. Each college will be required to submit a monthly progress report of its academic and other activities.”
“No Principal will have any power to relax attendance of any student. Necessary directions in this regard will be issued soon by the government. Attendance of students will be marked online from the next academic session,” a spokesman said on condition of anonymity. He added that various issues related to improve the higher education standard in Punjab were discussed during the meeting.
“It was decided to lift academic activities and action plan for the next year, online admissions, ensuring maximum attendance of students, faculty development, status of NAAC accreditation, the introduction of an academic audit, subject combination in undergraduate courses, best practices in colleges, motivational lecture series by eminent personalities and status of libraries,” the spokesman added.