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Rabbani loses temper over opposition to HEC devolution

Rabbani loses temper over opposition to HEC devolution

ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Inter- Provincial Coordination and Chairman of Implementation Commission on 18th Amendment, Mian Raza Rabbani on Monday lost his temper while defending devolution of Higher Education Commission (HEC) to provinces. During the question-hour session in Senate, he threw his notes on the table, while responding to questions raised by senators including Azam Swati, Dr Khalid
Mahmood Soomro, Wasim Sajjad,Javid Ali Shah, Haji Adil and former education

Sexual harassment – HEC task force set to grill VC

LAHORE – The task force against sexual harassment at universities under the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is planning to question Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran for not taking action against two faculty members allegedly involved in sexually harassing two female students and other corrupt activities, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to HEC sources, the VC’s repute has been damaged after academic corruption and sexual harassment at the

Govt’s decision to devolve HEC an act of disloyalty: Atta

ISLAMABAD – Renowned educationist and former Higher Education Commission chairman Dr Attaur Rahman on Friday called the government’s decision to devolve the HEC to the provinces an act of disloyalty to Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference Rahman, who is also the chairman of the Council of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, said devolving the HEC to the provinces would be an attack on Pakistan’s educational structure. “In order to destabilise any country, you don’t need to

Four varsities functioning without HEC NOC

ISLAMABAD – Four universities of public and private sectors are operating in the country without acquiring no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Higher Education Commission (HEC), which is mandatory for a university to award degrees.
According to an official source, the universities of private sector which have not acquired NOCs include Leads University Lahore, Ali Institute of Education Lahore and COMMECS Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences Karachi. Shaheed Benazir

Dr Altaf appointed HEC member

LAHORE – Prof Dr Altaf Ali G Shaikh has been promoted to BPS-22 and appointed as Member (Academics) of the Higher Education Commission (HEC).A PhD in Semi-Conductor Physics from Germany, Shaikh has over 38 years of experience of teaching, research and administration. He was a professor at University of Sindh, Jamshoro when he was appointed as the director general at erstwhile University Grants Commission (UGC). He headed different divisions of HEC as DG and adviser, including Research

UoE VC briefs HEC on academic programmes

Lahore – University of Education (UoE) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Farhat Saleem briefed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) about various programmes offered by the university. The VC also updated the HEC about edifying activities on the campuses. QEC Director Dr Saeed Akhter, Division of Arts and Social Sciences Director Dr Muzaffar Abbas, HEC Executive Director Dr Sohail Naqvi, Member Academics Sheikh Altaf, other senior faculty and HEC members participated in the briefing session.

CCOP approves privatisation of HEC and NPCCL

ISLAMABAD – The Cabinet Committee on Privatisation (CCOP) on Thursday approved privatization of the Heavy Electrical Complex (HEC) and National Power Construction Corporation Limited (NPCCL) and formed a sub committee to finalize proposals to launch convertible or exchangeable bonds of the state owned oil and gas sector entities.
The meeting of the CCOP was held under the chairmanship of Minister for Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, said an official statement. The Privatization

Students demand HEC to revise GAT

LAHORE – Students seeking admissions in the MPhil programs in the social sciences and humanities have complained about the paper pattern of the entry test conducted by National Testing Service (NTS). Students claimed that most part of the paper comprised of English language, whereas there was no weight given to subjects like General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
According to the Higher Education Commission, students who sought admission in the MPhil programme had to clear

UVAS, HEC to develop teachers

LAHORE – The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is going to arrange a 4-week Professional Competency Enhancement Program for Teachers (PCEPT). PCEPT aims to enhance and strengthen the pedagogical, andragogical, research, assessment, planning and managing capabilities of the faculty.
National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) Phase II is a project of Learning Innovation Division (LID) for continuous professional development of 2,100

HEC mulls taking indirect control of post-graduate colleges

ISLAMABAD – Higher Education Commission (HEC) is seriously mulling to take indirect control of all government post-graduate colleges, it has
been learnt.
A source in HEC told Pakistan Today that a committee had been constituted to look after the affairs of the post-graduate colleges.
It said the committee consisting of six universities includes University of the Punjab, Peshawar University, Gomal University, Karachi University and Sindh University.
It added that

HEC launches TESOL for college teachers

ISLAMABAD – Higher Education Commission (HEC), in collaboration with the United States (US) Embassy, has launched a training course for Rawalpindi and Islamabad colleges’ English teachers.
HEC Adviser Dr SM Raza was the chief guest in the opening ceremony of the course held on Tuesday.
He said that during the six-week course “Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages” (TESOL), the teachers from the public colleges would be able to improve their pedagogical and

HEC, universities at loggerheads over fake degrees

ISLAMABAD – The process of verification of parliamentarians’ educational degrees has failed to achieve the desired results due to the uncooperative attitude of public universities with the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
A senior HEC official said at least 342 degrees could not be verified because of the absence of supporting documents, which the universities had not provided to HEC. HEC focal person Raheem Bux Channa told Pakistan Today on Sunday that degrees and

HEC concerned over anti-PU VC momentum

LAHORE: Higher Education Commission (HEC) officials and some Punjab University (PU) faculty members have expressed concerns over protests against PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran by pro-Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) teachers and the Academic Group members on the issue of delegating Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability (PEEDA) Act 2006 powers to the VC, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The officials and teachers said that they relied on the VC and his efforts for

UVAS and HEC to hold exhibition on biotechnology

LAHORE: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) is organizing the first ever National Biotechnology Exhibition and Seminar on 20 – 21st October, 2010.
The two-day exhibition is being held with an idea to gather leading scientists, academicians and policy makers from across the country to share their ideas and vision on the future of Biotechnology. Students from different universities will present their

PhD scholars irked at HEC for delaying their studies abroad

Shocked students have resigned from their jobs but can’t go abroad for their degree
HEC executive director says students will be sent abroad as soon as funds are received
Around 400 PhD scholars face an uncertain future, as the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has delayed their departure abroad for their PhD degree supposedly because of a shortage of funds, while it had already asked them to resign from their jobs to take the degree. According to the pupils,