$19m US-Pak initiative launched

Islamabad : The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the government of Pakistan, launched a $19 million, five-year programme here Thursday to improve Pakistan’s higher education system and increase the employability of university graduates. Titled ‘Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA),’ the project was launched at a high-profile event attended by […]

FAPUASA demands increase in HEC budget

LAHORE:The Executive Council of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) Punjab Chapter has demanded increase in the recurring budget of the federal HEC as public sector universities are in a severe economic crisis. A meeting of the FAPUASA Punjab chaired by its president Prof Dr Muhammad Azhar Naeem was held here on […]

Commission restores HEC chairperson’s powers

Islamabad : The Higher Education Commission’s governing body, the Commission has restored the powers of HEC Chairperson Dr. Tariq Banuri by a unanimous vote in its meeting. The decision overruled an earlier resolution, in which consent of the Commission Members was obtained without a formal meeting and through email, to delegate the Chairperson’s powers to […]

Varsities autonomy, academic freedom interlinked

LAHORE:Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri has said that autonomy of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) along with accountability and academic freedom can guarantee equitable access to quality education and better serve the needs of society. He was speaking at a seminar “Challenges to Higher Education and Autonomy of Public Sector Universities” organised by […]