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The Directorate of Distance Education ,Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan

 Directorate of Distance Education has been set up at the main campus to improve the educational standards of the university. Objectives of the program

  • To make higher education reach the unreached. 

  • To provide life time continuing education without any discrimination.

  • To provide education to the mass at a comparatively lower cost

  • To open the doors of education to the drop-outs and the ones who are denied admission in formal educational system.

  • To provide quality education through easily approachable medium like correspondence materials & high quality educational audio and video-cassettes, which enable the students to study at home more effectively.

  • To provide distant students HEC recognized degrees.



Directorate for Distance Education funded by HEC

 The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to establish a separate Directorate for Distance Education at six selected universities, to speed up effort to make distance learning a success in Pakistan.

  1. University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  2. University of Peshawar, Peshawar.
  3. University of Karachi, Karachi.
  4. University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
  5. Gomal University, D.I.Khan.
  6. Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.

The decision has been taken keeping in view the large number of students appearing annually in graduate and postgraduate examinations in arts subjects as private candidates, in public sector universities. Of these private candidates, a large majority fail to qualify the examination due to which there is an increase in the dropout ratio at graduate and undergraduate level, incurring a big loss of money, time and hope for the candidates as well as society. Realizing the untoward situation, the Higher Education Commission has taken up the issue with the stakeholders holding meetings with experts on Distance Education, and finally has come up with the conclusion that concrete measures must be taken to make distance learning a success in the country, for the provision of quality higher education. It has been decided that private students will be recognized and dealt as Distant Student and quality will be equally important for distance education to serve a significant number of students in the country.

Distance education has opened the gates of "Learning Anytime and Anywhere".

   
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