The two-day 36th Meeting of the Commission, the governing body of Higher Education Commission, concluded on Saturday. Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri chaired the meeting, which was conducted online.
Uncertainty looms over the reopening of educational institutions across the country, as the provincial and Federal governments have failed to agree on potential dates for easing the lock-down and resuming academic sessions.
Vice-Chancellors have expressed their full commitment to making online classes and e-learning a success amidst the closure of universities in the wake of situation created due to COVID-19 crisis.
- 132,000 students file applications for Ehsaas Scholarship in 1st Phase
President Arif Alvi on Thursday said the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Project was a state guardianship for the marginalized students of the country, as it was the state’s responsibility to counter elitism by facilitating people in employment as well as education and health sectors.
The quality of higher education and research must benefit society, said Adviser to Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity, Dr Ishrat Hussain. He was addressing the closing ceremony of two-day International Conference on Quality Assurance System, Standards and Policies: Issues and Challenges organized by HEC in collaboration with USEFP.
Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Thursday met a delegation led by World Bank President David Malpass to discuss possible ways about how Pakistan’s learning poverty could be addressed.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will support and facilitate PhD holders of Pakistan in their efforts for employment on merit and quality, HEC Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri said on Thursday.