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HEC clarifies about fake news being circulated using its name

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Jan, 2021. 10:02 am
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The Higher Education Commission (HEC) said that false information was being circulated using its name on social media.

HEC in its tweet clarified that:

Some fake images, with HEC social media handles, are circulating carrying false information about HEC’s decisions and policies.

The education body further said that:

Please confirm/verify any such message/information from below-mentioned HEC accounts before further sharing it:

Higher Education Commission said that if social media users wanted verified information, they could reach its official Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

HEC earlier notified students not to take admission in unauthorized 2-Year BA/BSc & MA/MSc programs.

HEC in its tweet informed that students are advised not to waste their time and money by enrolling in unauthorised degree programmes.

These programmes have been phased out because of quality concerns.

One or two universities have announced admission to unauthorised BA/BSc and MA/MSc programmes. While this will earn money for the university, it will not be in the interest of the students.

These discarded programmes degrees will not enable students to apply for jobs or further education.

The decision to phase out the BA/BSc and MA/MSc programmes and replace them with a single, composite, 4-year BS degree was taken in 2004. However, universities were allowed to continue both systems till transition period.

According to HEC, the universities have been given a grace period of three months to conclude the final BA/BSc exams. Any exams concluded before March 31, 2021 shall be considered to be 2020 exams.

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