The vice-chancellors of public sector universities across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have opposed devolution of the Higher Education Commission and demanded that the HEC be allowed to continue to function as an independent federal body.
A press release issued on Friday by the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) said that a meeting of all the public sector universities heads from the province was held here to discuss the growing concern among the academia regarding devolution of HEC to provinces despite the fact that the higher education fell in the federal legislative list according to the 18th Amendment.
The VCs lamented that decision of the Implementation Commission on the 18th Amendment to go ahead with the devolution of higher education would result in dissolution of HEC. They were of the view that if the decision was implemented it would reverse the progress made in the higher education sector in the past few years. Continue reading