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Executive Director Message.


In Pakistan the higher education segment has undergone histrionic revival since the creation of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2002.  The Commission was established by Presidential Ordinance on September 11, 2002, on the basis of endorsements of the 'Task Force on Higher Education' that was mandated by the Government of Pakistan to look for ways and means for the promotion of higher education in the country. The Task forces felt that higher education sector was very vital in contributing to sustainable socio-economic development, as well as poverty reduction in Pakistan. The creation of Higher Education Commission was a logical outcome of this process. Since then tangible progress has been made in improving the state of higher education in the country that has also been recognized by the international community.


The higher education sector has witnessed great improvements that have deeply transformed the higher education landscape in the country. Change is visible in all the universities and degree awarding institutions in Pakistan. The change is not only physically demonstrated in the refurbished & renovated buildings, new classrooms, new laboratories, computers, digital libraries, sports activities and student facilities, but the research and knowledge seeking has also enhanced. New universities, such as the University of Faisalabad and the University of Sargodha, have risen in the heartland of Pakistan; the Baluchistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences provides state-of-the art IT and management science education to thousands of students, while Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur has a new laboratory and library building.


The real success of the HEC development programs is not however revealed in the restored physical infrastructure, it is visible in the minds of the teachers and students, who are sending their publications to international journals. Digital library is now widely used by the students searching records to complete their assignments. Universities are becoming the hub of research and intellectual discussion for the “common good”. The HEC has endeavored to bring this spirit back, which is also our Islamic heritage. Logic, philosophy and mathematics used to be a hallmark of an 'education'.


The world over, universities provide education with the first degree imparted after a period of four years. This allows the student to explore and understand related areas, specialize in fundamental subjects while also developing as human being who knows how to use Information technology for future pursuits. In Pakistan too, many institutions and universities have announced four-year honors bachelor's degree programs, in line with the international standards. An impact will only be possible if the reform process that has been initiated is sustained, supported and strengthened.



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