Sindh comes out in opposition to HEC, says two-year diploma progammes to proceed in province

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The Sindh authorities has come out in opposition to the Higher Education Commission (HEC)’s resolution to abolish the two-year Bachelor’s and Master’s diploma programmes, saying that it will proceed within the province.

Terming the HEC’s move an “attack” on provincial sovereignty, Adviser to Chief Minister on Universities and Boards Nisar Khuhro on Wednesday introduced that the entire two-year diploma programmes would proceed in Sindh.

“All the universities of Sindh will continue the two-year degree programmes via the provincial autonomy under the universities act,” Khuhro stated.

The adviser stated that at occasions the federal authorities robs the precise of the scholars by means of the Pakistan Medical Commission and generally it assaults the provincial autonomy by means of its techniques.

The adviser stated the HEC’s current measures, together with the affiliate diploma programme and PhD coverage, would deprive the center and lower-middle-class of upper training on a big scale.

Last 12 months, HEC had issued directives to all academic establishments to cease the two-year bachelor’s diploma programmes because it won’t recognise any such programmes undertaken after the tutorial 12 months 2018.

In this regard, the fee had written a letter to all private and non-private sector diploma awarding establishments directing them to right away cease such programmes as HEC has determined to phase-out the two-year diploma BA/BSc programme.