Higher Education Commission banned around four hundred and fifty different programs offered by one hundred and eighty universities in various categories. The universities are both of public and private sector and are accused of not meeting the standard protocols of HEC.
The banned programs are of Masters, PhDs, and M.Phil. levels. A notification has also been generated by the HEC on its official website and in the daily newspaper for the students and parents to beware of these programs before enrolling into them.
HEC declared that it will not be accepting the degrees issued of the banned programs, so the students must be vigilant at the time of admissions to avoid any inconvenience in future.
Two higher education institutes have also been banned by the Higher Education Commission including the Chakwal University and Imperial College of Business Studies Lahore. HEC further refused to attest and verify the degrees obtained from these varsities.
HEC warned against the enrolment in these programs to the students and their parents.
The two said institutes are banned because of the complaints relating irregularities in the educational and administrative affairs and refused to verify or attest the degrees of the said universities.
The good thing of the whole scenario is that the Higher Education Commission releases and informs the general public about its actions and activities which further results in keeping parents and students posted about the educational institutions and relieves them from future problems, saving their time, money, resources and efforts.