HEC to establish two universities in Balochistan

Islamabad—Higher Education Commission (HEC) will establish University of Gwadar and a Campus of University of Balochistan at District Zhob to provide educational facilities to the students of far flung areas.
According to an official of HEC, these projects were in line with China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and would contribute towards providing better higher Education facilities in Balochistan.
Listing other initiatives, the official said, under the ‘University Access at District Level’ initiative, sub campuses of 16 public sector institutes and 15 sub campuses of the distant learning universities will be established in Phase-I of the project.
Skill universities at the federal and provincial levels will be established which include upgrading the National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) and establishing skill universities in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
To provide education facilities in the far flung areas, the official said one of the important initiatives would be to establish the University of Baltistan, which would be the second after the Karokaram University in Gilgit.
The HEC is also working on the concept of the smart universities, which will be connected on campus, and will help create better environment for learning from anywhere in the university.
The first Science and Technology Park will also be established under the project “Establishment of National Science and Technology Park at National University of Science and Technology (NUST)”.—APP

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