The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has warned students and parents against taking admission to the 2-year BA/BSc and two-year MA/MSc degree programs.

The higher education regulatory body has issued a Student alert after a number of fake messages, information and news were being circulated on websites, media and social media which claimed that HEC has extended admissions in two years degree programs.

The student alert claimed, “It is to inform that HEC has not allowed any extension in timelines for admission in the above-mentioned programs”.

It is pertinent to mention here that the alert was shared on all official social media pages of HEC including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, website.

The commission informed that the last dates for enrollment in the BA/BSc and MA/MSc were December 31, 2019, and June 30, 2022, respectively. The HEC’s tweet stated that students and parents are advised to “beware of such misleading and fake information” circulated on social media.

The commission advised visiting HEC’s official website for all authentic news with regard to the matter. In July 2021, the HEC did not defer the four-year BS and 2-year associate degree programs, after several affiliated colleges across Pakistan had already started them.

HEC pointed out that the implementation of the Undergraduate Education Policy 2020 — which includes the four-year BS and two-year associate degree programs — has been deferred at some universities until the fall of 2022 at the request of the Vice Chancellors’ Committee.  However, the universities that have already adopted the education policy can continue its implementation.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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