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HEC directs universities to ensure raising minimum qualification for lecturers

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ISLAMABAD (Islamabad, March 7, 2017): The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has directed the universities and degree awarding institutions to ensure implementation of the Commission’s decision to raise minimum qualification to 18 years of education, for appointment of Lecturers.

In a letter issued by HEC to Vice Chancellors and Rectors, they have been asked to ensure that minimum qualification for appointment of Lecturer should be MPhil / MS or equivalent degree i.e. 18 years, or Masters from a foreign University. Deadline given for decision’s implementation is June 30, 2017.

The Universities which have already adopted and implemented the decision have been appreciated and advised to continue implementing the decision.

Moreover, HEC has also extended the cut-off date for raising minimum qualification of Assistant Professors in universities/degree awarding institutions to the level of PhD, to January 1, 2018.

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