IBA told students it won’t give flexibility in attendance if they contract the virus

IBA told students it won’t give flexibility in attendance if they contract the virus

IBA told students it won’t give flexibility in attendance if they contract the virus

The Institute of Business Administration Karachi has informed in an official notice meant for students that if they catch the Coronavirus, they will still not be given any flexibility in attendance. The institute’s move has come under question on the digital platforms.

Yesterday, an email was circulated by the IBA administration in which an announcement for the reopening of the physical campus on September 15 was made following the extensive guidelines and SOPs.

“The Institute would like to remind its students that although Covid-19 cases are declining in the country, it is by no means over. Any carelessness on our part is likely to increase the spread of the virus," the email read.

The email further said that all students are requested to follow safety measures such as wearing a mask on campus, frequent washing and sanitizing hands, avoiding all forms of physical contact, and maintaining a physical distance of three to six feet with others.

However, the email stated that no flexibility would be given in case any student contracts the virus.

"Absences allowed for a course as per policy will remain in force and no exception on medical grounds will be given. Use your absences wisely, be cautious in late comings, and in skipping classes," the guidelines state,” the email said.

The same document, however, advises that students with flu or COVID-19 symptoms stay home.

According to the attendance policy that came into effect on January 15, every student is expected to attend at least 83 percent of the classes of each course they are enrolled in.

Meanwhile, many students registered the protest online.

“IBA Karachi has denied any medical leaves. This is inhumane. So they'll fail us and our fees and time will be wasted,” said one of the concerned students while tagging the education minister in the tweet.

The student requested the education minister to take notice immediately.

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