ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The International Conference on “Quality Assurance System, Standards and Policies; Issues & Challenges” concluded at Serena Hotel in Islamabad on Thursday.
The two-day Conference, organized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), was attended by academic experts from Pakistan and many other Countries.
The event identified options for international cooperation for advancing the shared agenda, and reviewed national and regional developments in quality assurance in higher education.
The Prime Minister’s Adviser on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain was Chief Guest in the Closing Ceremony.
In his addresses, Dr Ishrat Hussain appreciated HEC’s initiative to open the discourse on much-needed subject of quality in higher education. He stressed that ideas should be translated into actions and native research should be encouraged for solution of national problems.
The Closing Session was also addressed by the Chairman HEC Dr Tariq Banuri, the President of Council for Higher Education Accreditation (USA) Dr Judith S. Eaton and the Executive Director USEFP Rita Akhtar.
The Executive Director HEC Dr Fateh Marri gave a round-up of the Conference.