HEC QECs in universities | IIUI achievers
HEC sets up 84 QECs in universities
Islamabad, April 28: The number of Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) established in universities by the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) has risen to 84 from the initial 10 QECs established
According to the information, Quality Assurance will comprise
eight criteria and 31 standards on the basis of which the Self-Assessment report
of a programme will be compiled. Programme teams include faculty from within the
Department and Assessment Team, having faculty from other programmes as members,
will contribute in the finalisation of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) under the
patronage of the concerned Dean.
This information will be supplemented by
obtaining feedback through survey forms from the students, faculty, alumni and
employers, to determine whether the programme meets their educational objectives
The entire exercise will help identify qualitatively and
quantitatively the weaknesses and strengths of a programme. Executive summary
presented to the Vice Chancellor/Rector and the HEC will help the department in
preparing an implementation plan so that the university undertakes remedial
measures, if needed.
The model of quality assurance put in place
nationally in 740 programmes across 84 universities will help in improving their
quality and enhance student learning.
According to press release issued
by HEC, improvement in quality of education and research has been the top
priority of HEC, and a number of steps have been taken in this regard.
Internationally accepted best practices have been introduced in the higher
learning sector of the country. For this purpose, Quality Assurance Agency, UK
recently concluded a one-day capacity building workshop for development of
quality criteria and processes at the QECs.
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High achievers awarded at IIUI
Islamabad: Women executive officers have great potential to play in development of the country
and would lead the private sector in near future, said International Islamic
University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed.
He was addressing
the participants of High Achiever's Award Ceremony held at Faisal Mosque Campus
of IIUI on Wednesday. He said that discrimination against women in Pakistan and
other countries is a major obstacle in way of their empowerment. He, however,
hoped that with the elevation of young women they would be able to help the
young ones to overcome this situation.
"Three per cent women are at high
positions in corporate sector in the USA but the situation in Pakistan is
different. Universities can play important role in this regard," he
Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed congratulated the female achievers of academic
excellence and their parents and teachers for supporting them. He said that the
role of teachers in the success of students could not be
Speaking on the occasion, Professor Danishman, Dean Faculty of
Management Sciences, IIUI, said that IIUI is dedicated towards promoting a
healthy academic atmosphere at the campus and is engaged to promote merit-based
competition among the students.
A total of 93 students were given Merit
Awards in the ceremony. The students who stood first in every batch were awarded
'Rector's Honour', second position holders were given 'President's Honour' while
'Director Academic's Honour' was awarded to third position holders. The ceremony
was organised by the Faculty of Management Sciences to acknowledge the hard-work
of merit holders.
The faculty has published 59 research papers in
international journals and three books have also been published by faculty
members whereas one book written by a student was also published. Recently
students of FMS have been selected for the first round of a business plan
competition named as 'INVENT IBA' held at Institute of Business Administration
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NUML holds Persian language speech contest
Islamabad: National University of Modern Languages (NUML) held a Persian language speech contest on
laureate Persian poet Sheikh Sa'di Shirazi on Wednesday.
The contest was
organised by the Department of Persian Language and Literature providing 10
students (from Diploma and Certificate Programme of Persian and Dari languages)
an opportunity to express their language skills.
The students delivered
their speeches on the famous Persian poet Sheikh Sa'di Shirazi in Persian
In the contest, Arsalan Hayat, Shakeel Ahmed and Mussawar
Tahir were adjudged first, second and third respectively.
prize distribution, the students gave a tribute to Persian poet Shiekh Sa'di
Shirazi by presenting his poetry and prose from 'Gulistan O
Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran Mash Allah Shakeri on the
occasion appreciated the efforts of Persian Department of NUML and observed that
holding of such contests provide a good opportunity to learn the language and
A large number of students, faculty of Department of Persian
Language and Literature Language of the university attended the event. The news
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