A one day National Conference on Setting Standards for 21st Century Pakistan was organized by Higher Education Commission and the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute SASSI to explain the role being played by HEC in developing Higher Education in the country. SASSI was the official sponsor for this conference and Director General Dr. Maria Sultan chaired a session during the conference. The theme of the conference was to demonstrate the role played by HEC in various direction of country’s development towards self sufficiency. First Panel explained the role of HEC in providing skilled and qualified manpower which is being utilized in various fields of national economy and is being used for Research, Innovation and Industry.
During the presentations, Panel participants also elaborated the role being played by the universities in building and developing the sustainable economy every where in the world in general and in Pakistan in particular. It was in this session, that the quality of research being carried out in these universities was demonstrated in the exhibition hall, where representatives of various large as well as medium scale institutes exhibited their research products and innovative ideas. Participants of second panel gave their presentations on the long term goal being achieved by the universities under the banner of HEC.
The presenters argued that implementation of guide lines given to universities by HEC planners has provided the base for arming the youth or future leaders of Pakistan with most sophisticated knowledge of various sciences which has enabled them to share their efforts for country’s progress and prosperity. Similarly, such initiatives have transformed the rigid societies into modern and elastic communities, which is all because of the central role of HEC that has revolutionized the country’s higher education system. The Third Panel participants came up with the theme of HEC as playing the most important role for “Provincial Harmony” in the country, thus recognizing the status of HEC as of a central pillar in country’s higher education system, making it necessary to remain functioning as an institution of central level. SASSI participated in the event with all of its team under the leadership of Director General Dr. Maria Sultan. More