The Higher Education Commission—HEC is to start 2-year degree programs for maximizing the employability.
The education commission has got the plans of starting a 2-year Associate Degree Program from 2020.
Gen (retd.) Muhammad Asghar—the Executive Director HEC revealed about the plans while speaking with the government-owned news agency—APP.
He further said that the program would be started by next year in some educational institutions and would be expanded to other universities too gradually.
Lt Gen (retd.) Asghar added that the program is focused on offering maximum employment opportunities to the students by providing them with the needed knowledge and skills.
The Director HEC emphasized that the Associate Degree Program would be started for the institutions that are presently not offering the 4-year BS programs.
The 2-year degree programs would be focused on building the skills for the students. He also said that these programs would assure that the students attain the right education and skills so that their employability could be ensured once their degree completes.