The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has instructed the Vice Chancellors (VCs) of all the government universities to manage their respective universities on charities that is via fund-raising programme after a 50percent decrease in the budget of HEC.
As per a report by C42, the higher education commission has released a 5-point agenda for the government universities throughout the country,
According to the agenda, HEC has suggested to the VCs to make arrangements for running the universities from their own resources.
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The VCs have also been told to get the donations from philanthropists, industry, alumni and from the extensive array of od students themselves, which includes the students from international nations for operating universities.
Additionally, HEC has taken the decision to accelerate the deployment of the Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) for enhancing the transparency of the system and for enabling an increase in efficiency.
HEC has also stopped many important development projects which were related to the universities including the construction of new universities and faculty development, etc.
For the next fiscal year 2019-20, the planning authority has suggested Rs46.22billion worth of development projects for the HEC without mentioning the deficit that would have an impact on the universities and their projects.
The budget cut in the development projects of HEC would for sure bring huge impact in providing higher education and in conducting research.