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Balochistans youth delegation visits HEC

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is paying special attention to improve the state of higher education in the Balochistan province, said Professor Dr. Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq, Member (Academics), HEC, while addressing a hundred-member youth delegation from the province who visited the HEC Headquarters here on Tuesday. The 100-member delegation comprising youth and students from colleges...

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 28, 2008 | Last Updated: 13 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 | Last Updated: 13 years ago

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is
paying special attention to improve the state of higher education in the Balochistan province, said Professor Dr. Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq, Member (Academics), HEC, while addressing a hundred-member youth
delegation from the province who visited the HEC Headquarters here on Tuesday.
The 100-member delegation comprising youth and students from
colleges and universities of all districts of Balochistan was headed
by Abdul Shakoor Marri and coordinated by Pir Bakhsh Jandan from the Ministry of Youth Affairs.
The Ministry has facilitated the seven-day study tour of the delegation
for Islamabad, Taxila and Lahore. They visited prominent educational
institutions and recreational sites.
Addressing the delegation Dr. Tariq emphasized that no nation could
progress without strengthening its higher education system.
He said since its inception the HEC has brought revolutionary changes
in universities and degree awarding institutions of the country.
“A record number of faculty members and students have been sent abroad
for MS and PhD studies in addition to those who have been awarded indigenous
scholarships,” he said, and added, “the revolutionary steps taken by the HEC are being praised internationally.”
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Riaz Hussain Qureshi, Adviser Quality
Assurance and Learning Innovation, HEC, said programmes of the commission have been planned keeping in view specific requirements of all the provinces.
Responding to a query, he stressed that there was no discrimination and students and teachers of Balochistan are equally eligible for scholarships and all other programmes of the commission.
The head of the delegation thanked the HEC for entertaining the
delegation and providing a comprehensive briefing on different programmes of the commission.
Later, the delegation visited the video conferencing room and digital library section of HEC for demonstration of these facilities.
They appreciated the efforts of the HEC regarding development for
enhancing standards of higher education in Pakistan.

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