The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Punjab Minister for Higher Education Razia Sultana with the principals of government colleges, the official release said.
"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," an official spokesman said.
"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," the spokesman said.
He said that various issues related to raising standard of higher education in Punjab were discussed at length in the meeting.
The spokesman further said it was decided that all teachers of the colleges would have to undergo one week orientation/refresher course every year to enhance their knowledge and teaching methodologies.
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