The Senate Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training on Thursday passed the International Institute of Technology Culture and Health Sciences Bill, 2022 Chaired by Senator Irfan-ul-Haq Siddiqui, the meeting was attended by Senator Dr. Mehr Taj Roghani, Senator Fawzia Arshad, Senator Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar, Senator Kamran Murtaza, Senior officers of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed.
Chairman Committee Senator Irfan-ul-Haq Siddiqui stressed the need for systems to be put in place so that unethical practices in the education system are curbed. He stressed the need for HEC to devise a system of rules and conditions that ensures that the Charter granted by HEC to any person or institution is not transferred to any other entity.
He further stressed the need for ensuring that all prerequisites are in place before issuing Clearance Certificates. Chairman Committee Senator Irfan-ul-Haq Siddiqui said that the Clearance Certificate once issued for either of the Houses must also be considered valid for the other.
Chairman HEC, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed while clarifying his position put forward certain cases that had caused the Organization to exercise extreme caution while dealing with issues related to the grant of the Charter.
Taking up the matter of the National Technology Council Act and issues of technologists regarding their service issues raised by Senator Dr. Mehr Taj Roghani; Chairman Committee Senator Irfan-ul-Haq Siddiqui directed the Ministry to give a complete briefing on the issue in the next meeting.
He also enquired about details of issuance of notification for appointment/posting of Junior Lady Teachers at Islamabad Model Model College and other similar institutions of learning that have been hiring teachers on daily wages.
He stressed the need to remove all injustices from the system and ensure that the men and women who serve academia are held in high regard and are ensured their rights. He said that this practice is rampant in ICT jurisdiction only; and must be curbed. Chairman Committee Senator Irfan-ul_Haq Siddiqui also enquired about candidates that could not sit for FPSC interviews due to certain issues and directed that these be conducted at the earliest.