Published On: Sat, Dec 28th, 2013
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President appreciates HEC

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain appreciated performance of HEC for bringing revolutionary changes in higher education sector and facilitating faculty and management staff of universities to meet international standards.

He expressed these views while talking to chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), Engineer Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani on Thursday who called on President here at President House.

While appreciating performance of HEC for revolutionary transformation of universities, he asked the Chairman HEC to provide him a concise summary on the lingering debate on the status of higher education sector.

Gilani elaborated the role of HEC for the future, and suggested that universities are the brainpower that needs to be tapped for public policy formulation and act as a think tank.

Chairman HEC also shared with president the developments that HEC has brought about in the higher education sector since its inception in 2002.

It may be mentioned here that certain steps by some governments to establish provincial higher education commissions has generated a debate whether it is premature to devolve higher education sector to the provincial level.

The President assured the Chairman of Government’s continuous support for education sector and enabling students in every manner to pursue their higher studies.
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