HEC Policy rejected by Sindh government:
The Sindh government is at odds with the HEC one more time. This time over the Higher Education Commission’s new HEC policy that end two-year bachelors’ and masters programs the nation over.
Adviser to Chief Minister on Universities and Boards Nisar Khuhro termed HEC’s move an attack on provincial power and declared the continuation of all the two-year degree programs in the province.
The quality issue in Bachelors & Masters programs
The advisor said that sometimes the federal government steals the right of the students through the Pakistan Medical Commission and in some cases, it attacks the provincial autonomy through its strategies. As indicated by the HEC, these programs have been eliminated due to quality concerns.
A year ago, HEC had given orders to all educational institutions to stop the two-year bachelor programs. It meant that students who enrolled in two-year programs before December 31, 2018, will be permitted to finish their degrees until December 2020. Although, those enrolled later won’t be given their degrees.
new policy on prohibiting two-year bachelors’ programs across the country.
“More than 270,000 students will be unable to get degrees through this policy,” Adviser to Chief Minister on Universities and Boards, Nisar Khuhro, said. The decision had caused an outcry with students and educationalists, calling for the cancellation of the notification in this concern in a series of protests crosswise the country
In such a manner, the commission had written a letter to all public and private sector degree-granting institutions guiding them to stop such programs as HEC has chosen to eliminate the two-year degree BA/BSc program.
Moreover, taking a move on the issue, the Sindh government dismissed this choice and requested universities across the region to proceed with the two-year degrees.
A four-year program degree will be eligible for future
The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has mentioned students not to take admissions in unapproved two-year BA/BSc or MA/MSc programs. It said that only four-year degrees will be worthy by the HEC and also the rejected degrees won’t empower students to apply for jobs or further education.
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