Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Sir Syed University warned for Coronavirus violation

Pakistan News & Features Services 

The Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, has been warned for violating the government directives regarding prevention from Coronavirus epidemic. 

According to details, the Deputy Commissioner Karachi East had visited the SSUET, located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, on March 17 to check the precautionary measures against Coronavirus, which were supposed to be taken by the university management. 

Accompanied by the SHO Gulshan-e-Iqbal, the Deputy Commissioner East was believed to have been surprised at having found the institution open with around 1,000 plus teaching and non-teaching staff in attendance at campus on duty in violation of the directives from the federal and provincial governments. 

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) had also advised the university for adoption of safety precautions against Coronavirus epidemic which were ignored. 

Coronavirus has been declared a serious epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The federal government has announced closure of all schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions till April 5 while the Sindh government has announced closure of academic institutions till May 30 due to serious threat of Coronavirus which has assumed serious threat globally. 

The SSUET has been warned that strict disciplinary action would be taken against the institution if found open again in violation of the government directives.

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