The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday announced to abolish two-year BA/BSc degree programmes.
According to the details, HEC has asked all the public and private universities and their affiliated colleges to nullify two-year BA/BSc degree programmes.
A notification has also been issued in this regard, according to which it will no longer recognize the degrees undertaken after the 2018 academic year.
The notification said, “It has been noticed with grave concern that these programs are still being offered by universities/ Degree Awarding Institutes (DAIs) and their affiliated colleges.”
“In this regard, universities/ Degree Awarding Institutes (DAIs) are directed not to offer admissions in the two year BA/BSc programs and that the degrees shall not be recognized by HEC for students enrolled in these programs after December 31, 2018.”
In 2019, the HEC had announced that they will replace the two-year BA/BSc programme with Associate Degree programmes (AD) and changed the nomenclature for the degree.
The notification exclusively stated that the new postsecondary programme would be called an ‘Associate Degree’ and soon the BA-BSc programme would be discontinued.