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HEC to start online degree verification process

ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission chairman Dr Tariq Banuri on Saturday said that steps are being taken to start online degree verification process.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad. he said that information technology is being promoted thorough Smart University Programme to facilitate students and ensure their security.

The HEC chairman said a policy is being devised for the first time to provide facilities to special students to ensure that they are not deprived of higher education due to their disability.

He said international universities willing to establish campuses in Pakistan will be welcomed, but must receive approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Interior Ministry.

The 18-member commission of the HEC will hold a meeting on October 19-20 after a lapse of 32 months. The commission is a high powered body of HEC which has representation from all provinces of the country and includes four women members.

The HEC is a national organisation which works in close liaison with the federal government as well as the provincial governments to ensure enhanced access, establish quality parameters, and guide the research agenda towards the national priorities.

It relies upon financial support from the federal government to fund the recurring and development expenditures of public sector universities.

The commission discussed ratifying pending policy issues, financial problems facing universities and identify ways of moving forward.

The key items on the agenda includes the steps needed to tighten the policy on plagiarism, finalise high profile plagiarism cases, review performance of the Tenure Track System and satisfaction of HEC rules and regulation.

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