First China-Pakistan dual degree program to launch soon: Dr. Mukhtar

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman of Pakistan’s HEC in a meeting with a delegation from Tang International Education Group led by Director and Executive President Max Ma, where he stated that “Higher Education Commission (HEC) is formulating and improving the policy for dual degree programs in Pakistan. I look forward to the first China-Pakistan dual degree program officially approved by HEC which will be launched at Karakoram International University”.

There are 57 universities and colleges in Pakistan that are committed to
vocational education. In the future, more will be transformed into
vocational institutes.

It is expected that the first China-Pakistan dual degree program officially
approved by HEC will be launched at Karakoram International University to
train talent in mining engineering, which will become a model for other
Pakistani universities in providing more practical knowledge and experience
in cooperation with Chinese universities.

HEC Chairman added, that the Commission highly values the role of vocational
education in training and developing skillful technical talents in Pakistan
to meet future needs. He expects that more Chinese disciplines will continue
to be introduced to Pakistan through the program to enhance the local
vocational and technical education capacity.

Among the over 700 vocational education majors in China, Tang International
Education Group has selected 210 most needed ones to be introduced to
Pakistan under “CCTE” model.

“CCTE”, short for “China-Pakistan Dual Diploma/Degree & China-Pakistan
Cooperation, Chinese Language Courses & Chinese Commercial Cultural Courses,
Technical Education Subjects & Technology in Education and Further Education
& Employment”, is a model developed by the education group. Students
participating in CCTE programs will learn in Pakistan for the first two
years and in China for the third year before obtaining degrees from both

Since officially launched in Pakistan in May 2021, Tang International
Education Group has been facilitating Pakistan-China vocational education
cooperation at a fast pace.

In Sindh, Government Monotechnic Institute (GMI), Mehrabpur became the first
in the province in June this year to jointly provide training on electric
engineering in collaboration with Yantai Vocational College.

Earlier in May, Government Polytechnic Institute Dadu partnered with Hebei
Professional College of Politics Science and Law to train computer
information technology talents.

In KP, Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and
Technology has signed an MoU with Chengdu University, China. Last December,
Polytechnic Institutes in Allama Iqbal and Taxila, and the University of
Faisalabad inaugurated China-Pakistan International College respectively
with Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology (SZIIT), Guangdong
Construction Polytechnic and Bailie Vocational College.

Mr. Que Haitao, Vice Director of Overseas Operation Center, Tang
International Education Group told China Economic Net (CEN) that in a most
recent development, the program between the University of Faisalabad and
Bailie Vocational College has started recruiting students.


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