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Scholarships will continue after HEC: Rabbani

Scholarships will continue after HEC: Rabbani

KARACHI – Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination Mian Raza Rabbani has said that funds to scholars studying aboard would not stop and that they will continue to receive their scholarship as usual.
Speaking to the media at the Karachi Press Club on Saturday, he said that it was beyond his understanding as to why some elements were creating ‘a scary situation’ about the devolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and misguiding the media and the people.

KP govt, VCs support HEC dissolution

PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and academicians from the Peshawar University and its affiliated organs have endorsed the decision regarding the HEC dissolution. Backing the provincial autonomy in accordance with the 18th Amendment, the PK government made it clear that no problems and hardships would arise as a result of the HEC dissolution.
The Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa chief minister Saturday chaired a meeting of the vice chancellors of various universities. The

PU students protest against HEC dissolution

LAHORE – Students of the University of Punjab held a rally against the possible dissolution of the Higher Education Commission on Friday.
Students gathered at Gate No 15 and marched up to the campus underpass holding placards inscribed with slogans against dissolution of HEC. Students, mostly from the Institute of Communication Studies, said that it was quite unfortunate that the government was dissolving HEC.
They said that now fake degrees would prevail everywhere.

Funding to HEC blocked

ISLAMABAD – Amidst the controversy over the proposed devolution of Higher Education Commission (HEC) to the provinces, the Finance Ministry on Friday blocked the quarterly grant of Rs 7.7 billion to the commission. The amount allocated for the fiscal year 2010-11 was supposed to be released on April 1.
However, the ministry refused to release the grant, saying it could not be released until the HEC’s fate was decided. Talking to Pakistan Today, HEC Chairman Dr Javaid Leghari

Govt. resolves to replace HEC with SHEC

ISLAMABAD – The federal government has decided to constitute an institution for higher studies which has been named as Standard for Higher Education Commission (SHEC).
According to a private TV, SHEC will function in place of Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Also, the Ministry of Finance has withheld HEC’s last quarter’s grant of Rs. 7.7 billion of the current fiscal year.
HEC’s officials said that the finance ministry was requested to release this grant but,

‘Sindh HEC to be established’

KARACHI – Preparations have commenced for establishing the Sindh Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the province, said Senior Sindh Education and Literacy Minister Pir Mazharul Haq on Thursday.
The education minister was of the view that the Provincial HEC would be run in an effective manner and on the pattern of the HEC. Pir Mazharul Haq said that eminent educationists of Sindh would be made the members of the Provincial Higher Education Commission.

MPhil, PHD students speak out for HEC

LAHORE – MPhil and PHD students protested against the possible dissolution of Higher Education Commission at Town Hall Chowk on Thursday. The students feared that scholarships of thousands of students will be on stake if the government does not reconsider its decision.
Students were of the view that that the decision was taken in order to avenge HEC’s verification of degrees. Students were holding placards and continuously chanting slogans in favour of HEC. Students had worn

VCs unite against HEC devolution

ISLAMABAD – Expressing serious concerns about the future of higher education in Pakistan if the Higher Education Commission (HEC) was devolved, the Vice-Chancellors (VCs) Committee representing all 133 public and private universities in the country decided on Thursday to write a letter to the primer minister and president to intervene in the proposed devolution of the HEC to the provincial level.
The decision was taken at HEC headquarters in an emergency meeting of VCs. The

Vice-chancellors to finalise strategy on HEC devolution today

ISLAMABAD – In order to press the government not to devolve the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to the provinces, vice chancellors from across the country will assemble on Thursday at HEC headquarters to show solidarity against the decision.
A senior official at HEC said more than 30 VCs of private and public sector universities would be gathering at HEC, to evolve a joint strategy to avert the commission’s potential devolution in the name of implementation of the 18th

Students, teachers turn out to support HEC

ISLAMABAD – Hundreds of students of various universities, professors, and employees of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday took to the streets against the ruling PPP for its decision to devolve HEC to provinces.
Carrying national flags in their hands, students and professors gathered outside HEC, where dozens of HEC employees joined them to protest against the proposed devolution. JUI-F Senator Azam Khan Swati also visited the venue to express solidarity with the

HEC about to go defunct

ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission (HEC), after doing wonders in its short span of life of nine years, is going to expire leaving behind serious concerns and questions over the future of higher education in the country as the 18th Amendment implementation commission is not ready to budge an inch from its stance over devolution of HEC to the provinces.
After the proposed devolution of the HEC to provinces, the country’s most important educational institution will have no

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.