HEC to take special steps for differently-abled students

HEC to take special steps for differently-abled students

HEC to take special steps for differently-abled students

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is taking certain steps, including age relaxation, wheelchair-friendly building structures, grants, fee reductions, and special on-campus transport services to facilitate students of various abilities in any possible way.

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According to official HEC reports, the regulatory authority examines multiple solutions for disabled students to bring them into the higher education sector.

In light of the bill, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Protection of People with Disabilities Act 2020 has already been introduced. HEC will review the new policy for differently-capable students. The bill is also binding on neighboring universities, but its enforcement requires vice-chancellors to take the lead.

The sources also highlighted the steps taken by HEC to encourage the differentiated students, including the declaration of HEC policies on the issue, the distribution of wheelchairs, the establishment of Well Being Centers, and the creation of Kamyab Jawan Programme Student Clubs for Prime Minister.

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Another HEC official stated that extra care is required for students with visual difficulties, hearing disabilities, or mobility issues. Therefore to better differentiate between students with various needs, HEC has identified multiple types of different-abled students.

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