- Karachi university is yet to declare its approach on whether its subsidiary universities should offer admissions to the conventional two-year degree program.
- The postponement has brought about disarray among the understudy body. More than 80 state-run universities associated with KU have not declared affirmations for scholastic year 2021.
- A commission had before eliminated two-year programs after scholastic year 2018 and therefore 2019.
The Karachi University (KU) is yet to report its strategy on whether its partnered schools should offer admissions to the customary two-year degree program.
The postponement in KU’s last decision has brought about disarray among the understudy body. In excess of 80 state-run schools subsidiary with KU have not declared admissions to their degree programs for scholarly year 2021, The News revealed Monday.
The two-year degree programs have been invalidated by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the two-year partner degree programs were presented by the commission all things considered.
Destiny of thousands of understudies remains in a critical state
The destiny of thousands of understudies is yet to be determined because of this vulnerability.
Nor are the schools offering admissions to the HEC-authorized partner program, nor are they ready to proceed with the conventional BA and BSc or four-year BS programs.
“A larger part of the schools have no ability to begin the four-year BS, though, the scholarly gathering of Karachi University, in its two continuous gatherings held in 2017, had restricted the eliminating of two-year certificate single guys and experts programs,” said Munir Alam Khan, a senior individual from the Time Scale Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association.
“From one viewpoint, the HEC has effectively educated the understudies that two-year degrees won’t be confirmed, however then again, the connection body [KU] isn’t prepared to acknowledge the HEC strategy,” Khan said.
What was HEC’s strategy?
A warning gave on November 17, 2020 by the HEC read that the commission had eliminated two-year programs after the scholastic year 2018 and thusly 2019.
The HEC communicated worry in the notice that those two-year programs were all the while being offered by varsities and degree granting organizations and their partnered schools.
“In such manner, varsities are coordinated not to offer affirmation in the two-year BA, BSc programs and that the degrees will not be perceived by the HEC for understudies selected the projects after December 2018,” the warning read. The commission likewise posted a message on its authority site, cautioning understudies not to look for admissions to two-year degree programs.
Nonetheless, the HEC additionally explained that the degree universities could begin two-year partner degree programs presented in 2011.
According to the HEC’s true assertion, the choice of annulling the two-year degree programs was taken in 2004 with the point of improving the nature of degree programs according to global principles.
The commission, notwithstanding, conceded a progress period until 2016 to the varsities for eliminating the said programs.
The two-year partner degree programs permitted by the HEC subs for the unhitched males of expressions (BA) and lone rangers of science (BSC) certificate programs and is identical to 14 years of training.