Higher Education Dept urged to improve enrolment in colleges

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Staff Reporter
Provincial Minister for Finance Hashim Jawan Bakht has said that the Higher Education Department (HED) must ensure enrolment of more students in colleges, which will be a proof of its performance.
He was presiding over a meeting, organised by Chief Minster’s Special Monitoring Unit (SMU), held in order to analyse the 3-month performance of the HED, here on Friday.
The minister said that a special representation must be given to private universities on the Universities Act. He said that addition of community colleges for provision of two-year degree would provide a positive impact.
He stressed the need to provide technical education to students. The minister said that the previous government did not provide attention to over 8,000 vacant posts in colleges. On the other hand, the incumbent government, despite lack of funds, is utilising other resources to overcome deficiencies.
Separately, Minister for Higher Education Yasir Humayun told the meeting that preparation of the Universities Act had been completed which would be enforced after cabinet approval.

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