ISLAMABAD: A total 19 sub campuses of universities have been established in remote and less developed districts, enrolling 3391 students in these campuses in less privileged areas of the country. This was discussed at the second meeting of Steering Committee for the Project “Establishment of Sub-Campuses of Public Sector Universities at District Level Phase-I” held here at Higher Education Commission (HEC). The HEC Steering Committee also approved proposal for establishment of University of Gujrat Campus at Mandi Bahauddin, Government College University Faisalabad Campus at Haifzabad, and Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro Campus at Jacobabad.
Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman HEC chaired the meeting that was attended by representatives of provincial higher education departments and vice chancellors of the partner universities. The chairman highlighted the main objectives of the government’s policy to increase access of higher education in the country without compromise on its quality.
The committee also appreciated the efforts of partner universities for enrolling 3391 students in these campuses setup in less privileged areas of the country.