Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan Dr Mukhtar Ahmad held an interactive session with 30 Afghan faculty members who are attending a three week capacity building program at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad under the Higher Education Commission Afghan Project.
The Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmad urged the Afghan faculty members to act as master trainers and further delegate their key learnings gained through the capacity building program to their colleagues at universities and other academics to continue the learning process.
The Afghan faculty members appreciated the Higher Education Commission’s initiative for capacity building of Afghan teaching staff and showed interest in future collaborative research and projects. While appreciating e-library facilities in Pakistan, Afghan faculty was interested in learning how to improve digital access to their libraries in Afghanistan, for which Chairman encouraged and assured support and facilitation.
Acknowledging commitment and resilience of the Afghan nation, HEC chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmad encouraged Afghan faculty to establish people-to-people contact for enhanced research collaboration, policy input through South Asian Forum and spread positive message among Afghan youth to strengthen Pak-Afghan bilateral relations through higher education.