SU holds special meeting of its Syndicate; unanimously approves Covid 19-period-specific online teaching-learning and semester examinations modes for the First Semester 2020
The special meeting of the Syndicate of the University of Sindh, Jamshoro was held to consider the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding COVID-19-period- specific online teaching-learning and First Semester 2020 modes. The meeting was presided over by SU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat; where-in SU Registrar Dr. Ameer Ali Abro was also in attendance there-in.
The august house, through amicable dialogue and discussion, executed in pleasant and cordial spirit; unanimously approved the recommendations of the Academic Council of the Varsity. The given recommendations were made by the Academic Council in its special meeting on May 14, 2020, and in its 41st meeting on July 24, 2020, respectively. Those recommendations included the launch of the online teaching-learning process, conducting online oral viva-voce/presentation examinations for the First Semester 2020, and the decision not to conduct a pre-entrance test for admissions to the academic year 2021.
The house expressed special appreciation for Sindh University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat, all PVCs/ Focal Persons, Deans, Academic Heads, Academic Council Members, Representatives of Sindh University Teachers Associations, SU Administration, SU IT team led jointly by Prof. Dr. Yasir Arfat Malkani, Prof. Dr. Altaf Hussain Nizamani, Dr. Zeeshan Bhatti and others towards the continuation of the academic process in the face of all odds.
Dr. Burfat said he was overjoyed to see all Varsity stakeholders on one page in their clear resolve to save one precious academic year of SU students; adding that unprecedented understanding of the sensitivity of the situation by honorable SU Syndicate Members and their subsequent approval reflected as to how much empathetic they all were to society and youth of Sindh and Pakistan.
Dr. Burfat thanked all for their what he called” mammoth support” to the cause of education, their appreciation of SU administration under his captaincy, and their trust and confidence in Sindh University, terming virtual Syndicate interface ” a sizzling success”.
The house offered fateha for the departed souls of the spouse of SU Syndicate Member Prof. Dr. Abdul Ahad Abro, late Dr. Aftab Ahmed Charan, Assitant Professor, SU-SMBB Campus Dadu, and others.
The nominated and elected honorable members participated in the meeting. Those who were in attendance included Secretary to Chief Minister Sindh for Boards and Universities Mr.Muhammad Riazuddin Qureshi, CM nominee former Chairperson Shah Latif Chair and former Chairperson Sindhi Language Authority Prof. Dr. Fahmida Hussain, Nominee of Chairman Higher Education Commission Islamabad former Federal Secretary Mr. Fazalullah Qureshi, Nominee of Chairperson Sindh Higher Education Commission former Federal Secretary Mr. Imtiaz Kazi, MPA Kulsoom Akhtar Chandio, Vice Chancellor GCU Hyderabad Prof. Dr. Nasiruddin Shaikh, Dean SU Faculty of Law Advocate Mr. Jhamat Jethanand, Principal Sindh Law College Hyderabad Advocate Nisar Ahmed Durrani and SU elected members Prof. Dr. Arfana Begum Mallah, Dr. Rafique Ahmed Lashari, Prof. Jamshed Baloch and Dr. Asadullah Buledi.