NA committee meeting: HEC directed to engage universities for research

The committee members said the services of those who have returned to the country should be availed.


Our Correspondent July 15, 2014

ISLAMABAD:


The NA Standing Committee on Higher Education has directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to engage universities in research work.


Committee members at a meeting, presided over by Gulzar Khan, said it had come to their knowledge that most scholars sent abroad by the HEC were not sharing and submitting their research reports with the regulatory body.

The committee members also claimed most HEC-funded scholars were not returning to the country after completing their studies abroad.

To this, HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmad told the meeting that only five to six per cent of scholars have stayed abroad. He said the rest have returned to the country but in many cases, their services were not being availed by the government or the HEC.

The committee members said the services of those who have returned to the country should be availed.

The HEC chairman assured the meeting that the scholars would be engaged in HEC-approved development projects. He said that the HEC would also task them with carrying out research work in 158 universities across the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2014.

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