ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman, Javed Leghari, may offer his resignation in a meeting with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani today, Online news agency said.
Quoting sources, the agency said that Prime Minister Gilani will meet Leghari at the HEC chairman’s request.
The HEC, which is preparing a report on elected representatives with fake degrees, has found discrepancies in the education credentials of Member National Assembly (MNA) Noman Ahmed Langrial.
The MNA who belongs to the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid was elected from NA-163 constituency and carries a graduation degree from Punjab University. According to sources at the HEC, discrepancies were found in the matriculation and intermediate qualifications of MNA Langrial. The HEC is still receiving verifications for degrees from all over the country.
Also, the HEC is expected to submit a report on the parliamentarians’ degrees to the National Standing Committee on Education and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) by Monday (today). Talking to APP, Executive Director Higher Education Commission Sohail Naqvi said the HEC will submit the report as planned. Adviser on Quality Assurance and Learning Innovation, HEC, Dr Mehmood Raza said that a series of reports after the verification of degrees will be sent to the National Assembly’s standing committee on education and the ECP.
According to the HEC, 939 degrees were received for verification, 699 of which have been declared genuine while 37 have been declared fake. Another 168 degrees still have to be verified.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2010.
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