The Higher Education Commission, (HEC) orders Universities to Provide Updated details
The Higher Education Commission, (HEC) has ordered all the universities, whether they are private or public, to provide Pakistan Qualifications Register updated details of information. Pakistan Qualifications Register is a part of National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This department has an online data-base where all the details and information of all private and public universities are registered. This system is adopted all over the world. Basically, PQR keeps the list of all the courses being taught in the country and keeps check on the standards of education and also provides academic assistance to the Universities.PQR defines level of awareness, talents and aptitudes that should be gained by graduates. The letter issue to Universities regarding this registration in PQR reads,’ “in order to facilitate graduates of such programs in degree attestation process they were permitted to upload the correct information. The information uploaded by graduates was checked manually and accepted by the HEC on the basis of physical verification.” And further, “It has been noted that there are some duplications or mistakes in the degree titles as well as typographical errors etc. in the data available in PQR. This has been causing delays in the degree attestation process and inconvenience to graduates as well as HEC staff.” Although majority of universities have updated the PQR system, still a few Universities have not updated. HEC has also instructed to check the previous list first before updating, so that there are no repetitions. PQR system was first started in 2016. All educational boards also install there records in HEC online data base.
QR Payment Method Launched By Easypaisa In Universities For Students
QR is barcode or a quick response method of payment. Easypaisa has launched this method in 137 educational institutes across Pakistan. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), National University of Science & Technology (NUST), FAST National University, Karachi University & Punjab Group of Colleges are the names of few famous Universities where this system is successfully running. This step will make regular day transactions of students easy and quick. Easypaisa is also offering many discounts offers for students. Shahid Mustafa, President & CEO, Telenor Microfinance Bank said , “At Telenor Microfinance Bank, it has always been our aim to extend formal financial services to every Pakistani.” He further added, “By offering QR payments via our app, at universities and colleges around the country, we are delivering on our commitment to bring greater ease and access to our customers. This is another step in making it simpler and more convenient for the vast majority of Pakistanis to manage their financial needs.” This method is the only example of its own kind in Pakistan; nothing like this has ever been done before. Telenor has an aim to introduce more advanced financial methods in Pakistan.