While announcing classification of countrywide universities, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said that HEC is striving to improve the standards of higher education and institutes across the country, and this classification is also a part of the same policy.
He said that there credible institutions in Pakistan like rest of the world, however some sub-standard institutes also exist.
Commenting on organizations handing out fake degrees, Ahmed said that from now onwards HEC will ensure online registration of students at all varsities and hence the details of such students will also be available with the commission, which will help monitor educational activities of every student.
The chairman HEC said that Pakistani students abroad are worried and facing difficulties after the surfacing of Axact scam.
He said that a final opinion could be given once all the facts about the case are unveiled, adding that none of the investigating agencies including FIA have so far contacted HEC in connection to Axact scandal.
Moreover, he told that the government has issued over 10 billion rupees funds to the HEC this year.