Good Bye HEC


#1

Shocked by the government’s inadvisable intention of devolving the HEC, the USAID has refused to release the promised financial assistance of $250 million followed by the World Bank that has also suspended soft loans to the tune of $300 million. This should be taken as a timely warning not to go ahead with devolution which seems to be in retaliation to the commission’s uncompromising stand on the scrutiny of the degrees of the parliamentarians.

There is no disputing Chairman Dr Javaid Laghari’s contention made to Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Mian Raza Rabbani the other day that since the HEC is regulated by certain provisions of the federal legislative list, there is simply no point in devolving it under the 18th amendment. He got it right that as a result of the dissolution of the HEC, the country would lag behind in education for 10 years. However, he is not the only person who is showing his concern; there has been a barrage of criticism by the country’s leading educationists on the disaster that will ensue in academia as a result of the commission’s devolution. There is unanimous agreement that HEC has been able to make impressive strides and indeed has accomplished feats in the field of education as never before in the history of the country. An example worth mentioning is the quality of research papers and other scientific publications that have been produced by the HEC funded scholars. It is a matter of pride that these have been acknowledged by prestigious universities abroad. Several Pakistani universities as a result of financial support from the commission have therefore improved their global rankings and have even started attracting international students. There is little doubt that with the HEC’s dissolution, this trend will go into reverse.

Meanwhile, the future of 4000 PhD scholars enrolled in various universities abroad has also been put into jeopardy, as their funding has been frozen. It would be a cruel joke to leave these students in the lurch. The government must reconsider its decision. It has no right to play havoc with higher education under the pretext of 18th amendment.

http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Opinions/Editorials/06-Apr-2011/HECs-fate

http://www.google.com.pk/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=Hec&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbs=nws:1&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wn


#2

F the govt and ppl who voted for it.


#3

Bring Dictatorship back.....

Also we should invite our Arab brothers here and show them what democracy is like ;)


#4

Worst decision ever.


#5

How many more years does this gov. have till the next election?


#6

1 more yr...pathetic losers finally showed their asses in education sector as well. Pity!

G..A Bhottu

Rajj ke Luttoo!!!


#7

It was obvious , what can you expect from a thief who is ruling us.Yesterday he was busy begging Cameron and today he did this .. crappy gov.


#8

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Bring Dictatorship back…

Also we should invite our Arab brothers here and show them what democracy is like ;)

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Dittoo…


#9

Its fruit of 18th amendment but I don't think so that it will be desolved to provinces because a large segment of opposition has emerged.

PML N, MQM, scholars and HEC staff all are against it. HEC chairman has said that the degrees will lose the credibility if they did it.

All this drama is being created to controle the degreees checking process.

India is centralizing its HEC department and these morons giving this deparrtment to provinces again. Shame on you Zor Dari Government.


#10

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F the govt and ppl who voted for it.
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only once ?? F them million times


#11

one remedy ! revolution !


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#13

Wats wrong with this government? They making the most stupidest decisions ever. F zardari and all his corrupt minions!!


#14

Say if this do to make it provincial:

-What are its benefits?

-Will it end up like our University system where one cannot be accepted elsewhere?

-Will foreign universities only go for Punjab/Sindhi HEC candidates and reject others?


#15

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Say if this do to make it provincial:

-What are its benefits?

-Will it end up like our University system where one cannot be accepted elsewhere?

-Will foreign universities only go for Punjab/Sindhi HEC candidates and reject others?

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Punjab/Sindhi HEC candidate ? US aid has already stopped funds as they say they can’t deal with each province individually.


#16

This is a total failure by our government, they need to stop fkin co-orporations which are ruining the nation not those which are mending the Nation like HEC


#17

Good bye Pakistan :(


#18

Private Universties will go wild for sure, they'll do what ever they want. These are Dark ages.


#19

The HEC DG Javed Laghari was a stand up guy, who did

not waiver from his duty to provide a fair assessment of

fake degrees of PPP politicians. PPP ordered the police to

storm into his brother's home. They entered in the middle

of the night, ransacked the place and took him in custody.

They kept him locked-up to create pressure on his brother

and then later dropped the charges.

By law, Zardari cannot fire him. So they have now laid to

waste, the entire HEC.

That, is the wadera way of ruling. Normal people can only

look with disbelief as this guy, like Ghengis Khan, loots

and plunders his way through the country, razing institutions

and standards to the ground.

And why should they care about the HEC or the future of

the middle-class scholar-to-be ?. Their children are bound

for Oxford and Cambridge, after which they'll replace them

as rulers of this nation, by some divine mandate.

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Sheikh 'Jeay Bhutto! Sada Jeay!' Chilli


#20

What will happen to this website? It is maintained by HEC. It provides free access to Paid journals through our institutions? Any ideas?

http://digitallibrary.edu.pk/