Minister holds meeting with Vice Chancellors of public sector Universities

Minister holds meeting with Vice Chancellors of public sector Universities

 

Islamabad, February 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): Sheikh Waqas Akram, the Minister for Education and Training held a meeting with the Vice Chancellors of public sector Universities in the Committee Room of the Ministry of Education and Training this morning. The issues related with the HEC and the proposed legislation were discussed in detail.

The Minister apprised the Vice Chancellors that the Government fully supports the autonomy and the independent status of the HEC. It is completely a false and baseless impression that the Government is working to undermine the functional independence of HEC and to bring it under the control of the Ministry of Education and Training.

The HEC is placed with the Ministry of Education and Training only for the purposes of Parliamentary business and for the effective coordination with other Ministries/Divisions. The Bill tabled in the National Assembly for amendments in the HEC Ordinance, 2002 is a Private member Bill, and not a Government Bill.

The Minister assured the Vice Chancellors that their suggestions for strengthening the HEC will be fully supported by the Ministry.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by the Minister to all the participants.

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