How many goals in higher education remain in the city – Daily Times – Fxsad

How many goals in higher education remain in the city – Daily Times

Another year has passed but it is not over as there are several major goals that have not been met by the Higher Education Commission, the authority to compare the country’s higher education system with international pace. The country.

Formulating the right policies has been a serious problem for the HEC, according to information in the Daily Times. Executed en masse, their performance remains another big question. One such example was in the graduation policy.

Introduced a few years ago, undergraduate education was to be implemented in Degree Awarding Institutes (DAI) and universities across the country with many deficiencies. Moreover, implementing that policy in letter and spirit was another difficult task. Attitude teachers, mostly in institutions of higher education, have refused to follow it because of its lack of standing.

Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, who took charge a few months ago, held a meeting with various stakeholders along with senior staff of the commission in Lahore and assured to renew the policy.

The strategy has a lot of room for improvement to maintain quality education and monitoring standards.

Reversing the HEC’s budget cuts was also a distant dream. Since the last few years, the government has been continuously cutting the annual budget of HEC which ultimately affects the quality of education.

The government had earmarked Rs 104 billion for public sector universities out of which Rs 30 billion was allocated as recurring subsidy (for salaries and pensions). This was 45 percent less than the previous fiscal year’s budget.

Although the VCs of some public sector universities refused to provide financial support to the government as per the request, it could not be a sign of negligence on the part of the concerned authorities.

Until now, HCC has not implemented a system to hold scholars who have received scholarships supported by the commission under various scholarship programs and have withdrawn. Although this is a modern age, it still depends on the work of such scholars who return to their country and serve here for at least 5 years. According to a document, HEC suffered a loss of over Rs 45 crore in one case, as it failed to recover this amount from PHD scholars who received scholarships under the Faculty Development Program (FDP). This, according to sources, was only one example in this regard.

Appointment of Permanent Executive (ED) seems to be ‘pie in the sky’. The department will work without an ED from 2018. Currently, Dr. Shaista Sohail is working on a temporary basis. Not only this, she has been given acting charge of two public sector universities in the capital. Under the HEC Act, the ED is the Chief Accounts Officer and the second most key administrative position after the Chairman.

As part of monitoring, HEC faced hurdles in assigning proper work to the right officer in the department. Many posts are owned by people who don’t interact with them.

However, the current administration has tried to streamline this system. According to the announcement, around 26 senior staff have been transferred, including three consultants and six executive directors.

Despite all these missing goals, Chairman Dr. Ahmed is still hopeful of doing his best to raise the standards of HEC. “The room for improvement is always there, but commitment can fill this gap,” he affirmed.

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