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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 discussed.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Oct 9, 2010
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