The Punjab Higher Education Commission has formed a high-powered committee to take up the case of illegal sub-campuses of private universities spread across the province.
Key appointments in higher education sector are being made purely on merit and through transparent mechanism, Punjab Minister of Higher Education Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz has said.
Stakeholders higher education sector of Punjab have been taken by surprise by a news item published in an Urdu daily that claimed that the new PTI government, under Punjab Higher Education Minister Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz, has decided in principle to abolish the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC). The news item, however, proved fake when a clarification was issued by the minister’s office and PHEC.
Dr Zafar Mueen Nasar had been facing opposition from inside the varsity and HED Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani over alleged financial irregularities
In a rather unexpected move on Friday, Punjab University’s (PU) Vice Chancellor Zafar Mueen Nasar tendered his resignation to the Punjab governor, apparently over the issue of the government asking the varsity to give away two kanals of its prime land to a religious organisation for building a seminary.
Adhering to the directives of the provincial government, vice chancellors of public universities in Punjab remained absent from the VCs conference organised by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan on Thursday.
The recent alarm bells over rising extremism and intolerance among university students look set to be answered as public universities across Punjab have devised a plan to promote students’ interaction that will lead to peace and harmony among the youth enrolled at leading educational institutions.