ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood has mentioned that he gained 500 thousand Twitter followers over the past six to eight months.
He was speaking in a Q&A session throughout which he spoke at size in regards to the nationwide schooling coverage, single nationwide curriculum, on-line exams, EdTech and different points associated to the PTI’s imaginative and prescient to finish class distinction.
“I am happy that about one thing, that we have developed some sort of connection with students,” mentioned Shafqat Mehmood whereas responding to a query in regards to the restoration of scholar unions within the nation.
He mentioned that over the past six to eight months he has gained 500,000 followers on Twitter and now he has 2.2 million followers.
It is pertinent to notice that through the COVID-19 pandemic, Shafqat Mehmood has been very lively on social media giving updates to college students concerning numerous coverage issues.
“When I tweet, a lot of students see and read that and I think that is a good thing that a federal education minister of the country has a direct connection and in I don’t think that any such thing has happened in recent history.”
The federal schooling minister mentioned that his immense social media following has an “impact” as when he tweeted about on-line exams throughout college students’ protest towards in-person examinations. Giving an instance, Mehmood revealed that when he mentioned the matter with the Higher Education Commission to see the probabilities, “it was received well”.
He additionally confirmed his amusement on the idea that on-line exams are simple, recalling his open e book exams within the US.
“Open books exams are not easy exams. If you give some conceptual questions with a time limit they are difficult to answer.”
Mehmood mentioned that he doesn’t know why college students suppose simply because they’re taking a web-based examination, it’s a simple examination. “It is not.”
The minister, nevertheless, backed the thought of holding digital exams saying that if the schools could make such preparations, they need to go for it. Mehmood gained 500ok Twitter followers throughout previous few months.