Gilani vows to take HEC back to past glory

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The vice chancellors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa public sector universities met with the Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Engineer Syed Imtiaz H. Gilani here on Thursday. The meeting was held in the backdrop of chairman’s decision to reach out and consult all the stockholders of higher education sector throughout the country. Taking advantage of being in Peshawar, the chairman decided to kick off the consultative meetings from here.

Gilani vowed to take the HEC back to the past glory and the vision with which HEC was constituted in 2002 by Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, ex-chairman HEC, adding, “we still need to see “relevance” as the main yardstick to measure the success and sustainability of universities and education being delivered by our universities. “As a policy we should articulate what we have today and consolidate before we embark upon new development projects,” he said, “before opening up new universities haphazardly, HEC will take a look at existing set ups and their degree programs against quality and their need in the current market.”

The meeting discussed various issues particularly peculiar security conditions of KPK, thus agreed upon allocating special security funds from HEC for the Vice Chancellors and University Campuses.

The Vice chancellors expressed satisfaction over the decision of Federal Government and assured Gilani that they would raise one voice to make the system work under his leadership.

Gilani also assured the members that HEC will continue its policies favoring universities however, there will be zero tolerance for mal practice in future adding, we want HEC to be back on the road of development and prove it again as a model institution for the world.

Source: The Nation.