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Re-defining Higher Education landscape in the province: Potential implications and future challenges

The initiatives by the government to redefine the higher education landscape by consolidating universities with identical programs, ceasing some departments and re-allocating them can be seen from multiple perspectives. This reform agenda could have several implications. This blog post discuss potential implications of these reform initiatives with future challenges from multiple perspectives

Transforming Higher Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The Task Force Ambitious Plan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa became the first province to constitute a high-level Task Force to revamp higher education system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The primary objective of the Task Force is to assess and reform the higher education sector to meet contemporary challenges, ensuring quality, accessibility, and relevance of higher education in the province. This blog post is aimed at discussing the composition, Terms of Reference and significance of the task force.

Implications of the 15 important amendments in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities’ Act, 2012

This blog post delineates some of the major changes made in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities’ Act 2012 through the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities’ (Amendment) Act, 2015. This article further discusses the strengths and weakness of these amendments offering some fresh insight to the policymakers and academic leaders in order to make the new (proposed) amendments in the same Act more effective.

Some of the major challenges the new Vice-Chancellors shall confront in the Universities in Pakistan

This blog post is aimed at underlining some of the pressing challenges confronted by the public sector in Pakistan so that the newly appointed academic heads pay special attention to address it. These mainly embrace: i). prevailing administrative vacuum, ii). Looming financial crunch, iii). Digitalization and iv). Politically motivated meddling in the universities’ affairs.
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