Islamabad—Mohammed Motahar Alashabi, Ambassador of Yemen on Wednesday in a meeting with Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, expressed his desire to send Yemeni students to acquire education in Pakistani universities. Talking to the Chairman, the Ambassador appriciated the progress made by Pakisatn in the higher education sector and took keen interest in the initiatives taken by HEC for promoting higher education, said a news release.
The Chairman shared the achievements with him made by HEC since its inception in 2002.
He informed that owing to the struggles of HEC, the access rate of students to higher education had remarkably increased and the number of higher education institutions had reached 180.
He said HEC followed the policy of no compromise on quality of education, due to which quality of education had been improved.
The Commission emphasized relevance of research in view of national requirements, he added.
He also informed the Ambassador about increase in the number of PhDs students in the country in addition to various faculty development programmes to improve teaching standards.
He assured the Ambassador of full cooperation in facilitating Yemeni students in Pakistan for acquiring higher education. “We will welcome students from Yemen,” the Chairman said. The Chairman also assured him that HEC would extend full cooperation in placement of Yemeni students in universities.
He maintained that a one-window operation would be launched with the support of authorities concerned so as to make visa processing easy for foreign students desirous of studying in Pakistan. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Ahmed Kaid A. Al-Odaini, Charge d’affaires, Yemeni Embassy, Islamabad.