The Higher Education Commission (HEC) reports that only 40 out of 205 universities have a successful learning management system. Additionally, 80% of Pakistani universities do not have proper online education. During the Covid-19 pandemic, scholars, students, and staff at Pakistani universities were forced to adopt online learning.
Accordingly, the government of Pakistan has requested that the World Bank revamp the project to develop higher education in Pakistan. Govt asks to develop a new component that specifically supports continued learning in unpredicted times of crisis.