LAHORE: Punjab federal government has stopped working to finish a certification board to regulate the affairs of personal universities in the district for the last four months given that its chairman and also a participant had resigned over “intervention” by some personal establishments in their job.
Making up the accreditation board on Nov 28, 2019 for a duration of 4 years, the rural authorities had actually designated Federal government College University (GCU) former vice chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab as its chairman. Various other members include college division secretary, LUMS faculty member Mian Khalid Rehman, Islamia College Bahawalpur Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Athar Mahboob, NCA ex-principal Prof Dr Naazish Ataullah and also HED added assistant (academics).
The committee was to execute numerous functions, including analysis of the usefulness for the establishment of brand-new college institutes/universities in the private sector in Punjab for grant of level awarding condition and also charter, enhancement of brand-new professors by the economic sector organizations, make a decision issues connecting to sub-campuses established in private sector, give of affiliation by the private sector college institutions, besides surveillance and also examination of these establishments, examination of their performance as well as processing accreditation issues of their sub-campuses, faculties, departments and also self-controls as designated to it by the Punjab College Payment (PHEC) and the federal government once in a while.
Nevertheless, the board chairman Dr Aftab and also a participant, Dr Naazish Ataullah, resigned from their positions mentioning “raising interference” of the private sector schools some four months earlier. The both had reservations about permitting sub-campuses of some private colleges.
The government did not appoint the brand-new chairman and also member to change Dr Aftab and also Dr Atauulah and the committee had been useless for the last four moths.
The Punjab government, apparently bypassing the committee’s proposals, had authorized 3 exclusive universities.
Earlier, the committee had conducted a query right into 6 personal universities’ sub-campuses in different areas of the province and submitted its report to Punjab Guv Chaudhry Sarwar.
The board stated these higher universities (HEIs) ineligible for enlisting trainees and also for violating laws.
The PHEC had actually additionally suggested these HEIs to meet certain preconditions in case they desired to acquire the standing of identified organization. Nonetheless, these HEIs remained to operate under various unethical setups as well as disregarded the PHEC advisory.
The HED had proclaimed 23 sub-campuses of 6 personal colleges as unlawful on January 10, 2020 and asked their managements to stop more consumption of trainees and additionally change the signed up ones to the main campuses to complete their levels.
HED Secretary Syed Javed Iqbal Bokhari was not offered for his comment in spite of duplicated attempts to contact him on his cellphone.