HEC to set up National Academy of Higher Education

Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Tariq Banuri on Thursday said that HEC has planned to set up a National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) to conduct trainings for newly inducted and in-service faculty, administrative staff of universities as well as potential academic leadership.
He stated this during a meeting with Mission Director, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mr Jerry Bisson who visited the Commission Secretariat, a press release said here. Talking to the Mission Director, Dr Tariq Banuri said the HEC and USAID have a long legacy of collaboration and shared his vision for the uplift of Pakistan’s higher education sector. He stressed the need for holistic personality grooming of students. He maintained that highly effective training sessions are required to improve the leadership qualities bestowed upon Pakistani youth. He said that Pakistani youth are gifted with enormous capabilities and their potential needs to be unleashed for the country’s uplift.
He also underlined the importance of corporate training at school as well as university level. “We need to direct the higher education sector of this country towards excellence,” he stated. Referring to the significance of increase in government funding for higher education sector, he said the higher education sector witnesses 10 per cent increase in enrollment annually.—APP

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