450 TVET institutes accredited, 100 more recommended for accreditation

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Zubair Qureshi

In connection with International Accreditation Day (9th June), the 17th meeting of TVET Accreditation and Quality Evaluation Committee (TA&QEC) was held at National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Headquarters Islamabad.

The meeting was convened under the newly established National Accreditation Council for Technical and Vocational Stream (NAC-Tvs).

Chairman NAVTTC, Syed Javed Hassan welcomed the participants of the meeting and said such rigorous proceedings would help in ensuring the merit and transparency in the selection of TVET institutes.

A total of 450 institutes have already been accreditated and accreditation reports of 100 TVET institutes throughout Pakistan were presented before the Forum of TA&QEC for the final approval.

Executive Director, NAVTTC, Dr. Nasir Khan, mentioned that the establishment of the National Accreditation Council for Technical and Vocational Stream reflected the fulfillment of the Prime Minister’s vision to impart quality skills to youth and to maximize the employability of Pakistani youth in global job market.

Chairman NAC, Mian Waqas Masood highlighted that NAC is working to serve the purpose of grading the technical and vocational institutes according to the international standards on one hand, and on the other hand to discourage the issuance of fake certificates.

The participants of the meeting included Chairman TA&QEC Mr. Hilal Sheikh, Director General (AC &IC) Mr. Muhammad Riaz and representatives from TVET sector.

The World Accreditation Day is celebrated on 9th June to promote the value of accreditation for improving quality of services.