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?
“HEC TRAVAILS” Part II
Date : Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 07:00 PM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Mr. Shahid H. Kardar, Vice Chancellor Beaconhouse National University
Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, President Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology
Dr. Arshad Ali, Former Executive Direct, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.