Higher Education Commission sets up Quality Enhancement Cells in private universities.
ISLAMABAD, October 07, 2010 (Frontier Star): Higher Education
Commission (HEC) has established Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) in 15
private sector universities, which are eligible for public funding.
Earlier, the commission established such cells in 45 public sector
universities of the country. The Quality Assurance Agency of HEC, with
the mandate of dealing with quality enhancement parameters, convened the
first quarterly meeting of the QECs of these private sector universities
at the HEC Regional Centre in Lahore, said a news release issued here.
QECs are mainly responsible for implementation of the Self-Assessment
Process at department levels. During the meeting, representative of 14
QECs presented the status of their progress and discussed challenges
faced by them. The possibility of the quantitative assessment of the
QECs performance in implementation of the SA concept in their respective
universities was also discussed. The meeting was followed by a training
session on Quality Assurance and Writing Self-Assessment Reports. The
workshop was conducted by Air. Commodore Muhammad Ismail, Director
(QEC), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). Dr. Khalid
Aftab, Vice Chancellor, Government College University, Lahore presided
over the closing session and distributed certificates among the
participants. He commended the HEC initiative of launching the quality
assurance in private sector universities. He also shared the experience
of implementing the quality enhancement parameters at his University.
Best practices of quality assurance in international scenario were also
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