HEC defers fees of flood-affected students

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Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed on Friday announced that the students from flood-affected areas, enrolled at public and private universities, would get fee deferral for two semesters. In a statement the HEC Chairman said all public and private universities were working to facilitate people of the flood-hit areas, adding that veterinary universities had also been directed to support livestock in these devastated areas.

He also announced that the HEC was also working out a proper plan for compensating the universities in the flood-hit areas.

In response to a question, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said the HEC had also launched programmes related to artificial intelligence and cyber security in many universities, including the Air University, NUST, and the UET. He underlined the need for promoting skills education across the country, terming it more valued than simple educational degrees. He further added that skills education was playing important role in development of the country.

 

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