Perceptions of University Students about Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sindh Province Pakistan

  • Sakina Jumani
  • Zohran Jumani
  • Rehana Kausar
  • Shahnaz Jumani


During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sindh Province, Pakistan, the study looked at university students' perceptions of online teaching and learning in higher education. In order to do so, we looked at students' attitudes about online learning, their ability to absorb information, and their use of E-learning platforms. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to conduct an online survey. Data was obtained from 762 students from two universities in Sindh province. Expert opinions were used to appropriately validate the question. The findings of the study revealed that higher education institutions in Sindh Province were not ready to offer solely online courses. The most prominent concerns are technological issues, followed by teachers' lack of technical skills and badly suited instructional styles to the online setting. Students, on the other hand, attributed the last place to a lack of connection with professors or poor communication with them. The research implications for universities and researchers are examined in light of these findings.

Author Biographies

Sakina Jumani

Lecturer, University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhitshah, Sindh.

Zohran Jumani

Research Scholar (PhD), Iqra University, Karachi.

Rehana Kausar

PhD Scholar, DNFE (Distance Non-Formal and Continuing Education), Allam Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

Shahnaz Jumani

Lecturer, University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhitshah, Sindh.