A project under the Erasmus Programme has been awarded to the University of Baltistan Skardu in Gilgit Baltistan. Professor Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan, Vice-Chancellor (VC), explained to the Times of India that UoBS will receive a grant of Rs. 15 million to modernize and internationalize its higher education system. The Coronavirus has caused the education system in the far-flung valleys of Great Britain to move online as a result of its effects, according to him.
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As part of the grant, teacher training will also be provided, while students will benefit from online classes and distance education since it was previously difficult to implement such a system due to a lack of facilities in Great Britain.
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As part of this collaboration, he also congratulated the University of the Balkans faculty and staff, stating that the collaboration would promote innovation in distance education, improve the quality of higher education, and enhance cooperation between Pakistan and Europe.