University leaders concerned about HEC amendment bill

Vice-chancellors representing 137 public and private universities in Pakistan last Tuesday expressed reservations to members of a National Assembly standing committee regarding the proposed Higher Education Commission Amendment Bill, reports Pakistan Today.

The vice-chancellors noted that universities had shown tremendous progress in the past decade and that HEC reforms were being followed by the other countries as a role model. They said that the main factor in the organisation’s excellent contribution was its autonomy and management, which was professional. However, they said there was a need to further strengthen the organisation.

Moreover, they said the proposed bill would have a detrimental effect on the higher education sector and would reverse the achievements made during the previous decade.
Full report on the Pakistan Today site