ISLAMABAD: A thirty two members’ delegation of junior diplomats from 24 brotherly counties paid visit to the Higher Education Commission HEC here at Islamabad. The Executive Director HEC Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed welcomed the delegation and apprised them about the scope, functions and role of HEC for strengthening higher education sector in Pakistan. He extended thanks to the officials of foreign ministry of Pakistan for arranging the visit.
He informed that the establishment of the HEC in 2002 has brought revolutionary changes in higher education sector of Pakistan. The HEC has accomplished more in ten years since its establishment than was achieved in the first 55 years of Pakistan’s existence. He informed that due to revolutionary reforms in the sector, Pakistani universities have been reflected among the top world and Asian universities.
During last decade, international collaborations with leading organizations and higher education institutions of academically advanced countries have been established throughout the globe. HEC is emphasizing and working closely with universities for effective linkages of higher education institutions with industry and society so that collaborative efforts may be undertaken for development of country and betterment of society.
He remarked that Pakistani higher education model especially quality assurance reforms are being followed by Islamic counties and other developing countries as one of the best practices. He assured that HEC is ready to share its experiences and extend all possible support anywhere in the world in the higher education sector. He also assured that HEC would also assist and facilitate the foreign students in their studies at the leading higher education institutions of Pakistan.
The delegation appreciated the role of HEC in brining vibrant and effective changes in the higher education sector of Pakistan and showed keen interest in various programs.
The delegation included the young diplomats from Egypt, Iraq, Kenya, Kurdistan, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, Tajikistan, Togo, Guinea, Ethiopia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe, Comoros, Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso, Cameron, Central African Republic, Eretria and Tajikistan.
The Director General Academics HEC Mr. Farm mullah Anjum was also present on the occasion.