The Higher Education Commission (HEC), in its latest report, banned affiliated colleges from offering higher degree programs like Master’s, MPhil, PhD and it also advised students not to take admission to any such colleges.
The official statement explained that only those colleges can offer Master’s, MPhil, and PhD programs that are affiliated with some HEC-recognized higher education institutes. Any affiliated college cannot offer any of these programs.
The Higher Education Commission advised students to check if the college is affiliated before taking admissions. It further warned that the degrees from the affiliated institutes will not be recognized or verified by HEC.
Moreover, in the same week, the Higher Education Commission also told students that the degree attestation agents are all fake and students should be careful to not get scammed by them.
It said that students should apply only to the Degree Attestation System (DAS) of the HEC. All other certificates, verified by any other agent, will be considered illegal and confiscated if found by the commission.
There is also news that the Higher Education Commission is planning to launch Master’s and MPhil programs in the colleges recently affiliated with HEC recognized universities.