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Seminar on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Procedures and Challenges”

Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) arranged a seminar on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Procedures and Challenges” here at Quaid-i-Azam University.  Prof. Dr. Muhammad Riaz, Director, QEC, National Defense University (NDU) Islamabad, was invited as a guest speaker. A large number of faculty and members of Program Teams and Assessment Teams (PT/AT) from different departments participated in the event.

While addressing the participants DrRahat Hussain Bokhari, Director QEC shared the progress made and milestones achieved by the University for the year 2014. He also appreciated Program Teams and Assessment Teams (PT/AT) for their cooperation with QEC in achieving the objective of promoting education quality culture in the institution.

Dr. Muhammad Riaz, Director QEC, NDU, stressed that universities should put ample effort to provide conducive environment to the students for effective learning. He also emphasized that quality culture should be promoted to enhance quality in education to meet the challenges of competitive environment. Moreover, the faculty members should be involved in providing counseling to the students that may help to be ready to face the challenges ahead and build their character. He also shared his experiences with the participants.

The chief guest Prof. Dr. Alyia H. Khan, Dean Social Sciences also addressed the participants and appreciated the role of PT/AT in order to enhance education quality in the university. At present quality education is hot topic in higher education. Higher Education Commission (HEC) desires that universities should do maximum in assuring educational programs worthwhile.

Higher education is supposed to be enabler of the economy so the quality of higher education and research may play a vital role to compete globally. She said that conducting such seminars may create awareness about the need of quality education in higher education.  She also appreciated the support of Worthy Vice Chancellor for smooth function of QEC and cooperation of faculty members to achieve major objective of Quality Enhancement Cell. At the end the Chief Guest presented a shield to the guest speaker.