According to the Higher Education Commission (HEC), doubtful educational institutes are selling fake degrees in Islamabad.
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad—Chairman HEC while conversing with the Senate Standing Committee on Professional Training and Federal Education said that many strict regulations need to be practiced for controlling the ever-spreading commercial universities as they put the future and careers of the youth in terrible danger and waste a lot of money of the respective parents.
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Senator Rahila Magsi asked the HEC Chairman and the Federal Education Minister—Muhammad Balighur Rahman to consider the problems and issues faced by the students of Islamabad Law College.
Federal Education Minister assured that the education ministry along with the HEC would try finding a solution to the problem by looking for the college’s affiliation with Islamia University Bahawalpur.
Muhammad Akmal—Student of the Law College presented this problem before the committee stating that he took admission back in 2015 after paying an amount of sixty thousand rupees as the charges for just one part of the entire course. He added that after giving the papers it was made known that the Islamia University of Bahawalpur has ended its affiliation with the Law College.
Other than Akmal around two hundred and nine students of the college who had finished their part one were seeking admission for part two of law degree courses, but no college was entertaining them. Akmal added that the Islamabad Law College was not even recognizing the exam results.
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad said during the committee session that the law college was apparently involved in the selling of fake degrees.
The commission directed the college from taking any new admissions and to resolve the issue of affiliation within a span of six months. The meeting was attended by the senators Sehar Kamran, Azam Swati, Pervaiz Rasheed, Nauman Wazir Khatak, Chairman NCHD—Razina Alam Khan, Zulfiqar Cheema—NAVTTC-DG.
Chairman HEC said that even after the instruction from HEC to not take further admissions the college bypassed it and continued with its operations of enrolling new admissions.
He further added that HEC warned both students and parents about taking admissions in such fake degree awarding colleges and universities.
Senator Wazir said issuing a notice was not enough HEC should have closed the institute.
Chairman HEC said that the illegal institutions have become a major problem of the nation and suggested that a presentation should be given on the pertaining issue.
He also said that few students consider the illegal ways of buying degrees though money, obviously genuine reputed educational institutes will not be granting them such degrees so, in turn, they turn to such illegal doubtful kind of entities.