Islamabad: A meeting of Executive Committee of Vice Chancellors held here to discuss the current funding situation to the universities and other related matters.
After detailed deliberations, the committee decided to formulate unified policy guidelines for the performance evaluation of vice chancellors and heads of higher education institutions of Pakistan.
In this regard, draft of guidelines would be sent to the Vice Chancellors for inviting their suggestions and feedback. During the meeting, it was agreed to prepare policy guidelines to support higher education of students with disabilities.
The proposed guidelines would be in conformity with the national policy with special emphasis over preservation of separate quota/reserved seats, fee concessions and provision of supportive materials/books.
After the approval, the policy would be forwarded to all public and private sector higher education institutions for implementation.
The preservation of federal quota policy 2012 for admission at federal universities was also discussed and it was recommended that federal universities should implement it in letter and spirit as per policy.
The vice chancellors were unanimous in their view that administrative and financial autonomy of HEC and universities should be ensured. They also demanded that the timely release of funds as per budget allocations and commitments and as recommended by the senate standing committee on education and training, may also be ensured.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Javaid Laghari Chairman HEC, Engr. Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani Vice Chancellor University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Dr. Nasser Ali Khan Member HEC/ Vice Chancellor Haripur University, Dr. Nasir Jamal Khattak Kohat University of Science & Technology KUST Kohat, Engr. Ahmed Farooq Bazai Vice Chancellor Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences Quetta, Ms. Sultana Baloch Vice Chancellor Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University SBK Quetta, Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai Vice Chancellor Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad and Prof. Dr. Najma Najam Vice Chancellor Karakoram International University Gilgit and Mr. Awais Ahmad Director General HEC Islamabad.