‘HEC neglected VCs while forming policies’

‘HEC neglected VCs while forming policies’

‘HEC neglected VCs while forming policies’

Speakers at a consultative meeting regretted that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) did not take all stakeholders, especially vice chancellors of universities, into confidence while making policies non higher education during the last two or three years.

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The consultative meeting of Vice Chancellors of Pakistan on "Emerging Trends and Challenges of Higher Education" was jointly arranged by the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and the Quaid-i-Azam University at the main campus of AIOU on Monday.

Vice chancellors from across the country participated in the meeting. AIOU VC Prof Dr Zia Ul-Qayyum highlighted the objectives of the meeting.

The meeting was arranged to discuss and evaluate the undergraduate and graduate policies formed by the HEC in the recent past and issues in higher education. It consisted of four thematic sessions.

The first session on HEC Undergraduate and Graduate Policies was chaired by Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, and AIOU Professor Emeritus Dr Mahmood ul Hassan was the keynote speaker.

The University of Education, Lahore, VC chaired the session on "Future of Higher Education. The Session on "Technology-Based Governance and Instructional Management" was chaired by University of Haripur VC Prof Dr Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani.

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The last session was conducted on "Information Influence as a Global Challenge", chaired by Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan VC Prof Dr Mansoor Akber Kundi.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2021.

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