Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



Webinar Brief : HEC Travails
Date : Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 10:00 am
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker :

Prof. Pervaiz Hoodbhoy, Nuclear Physicist and Activist

Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Prof. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Ex Vice Chancellor University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) was founded in 2002, replacing the University Grants Commission established in 1974. HEC is a statutory body formed by the government of Pakistan, and tasked with the responsibility of funding, overseeing, regulating and accrediting the higher education institutions in the country. Major Discussion Points: • What has been the role of HEC for higher education in Pakistan? • What are the issues surrounding HEC presently? • What ideally should be HEC’s role in Pakistan’s higher education? • How should the government facilitate the HEC? • DO WE EVEN NEED A HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION?