STAFF REPORT ISB: Through its representation by the Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan has been recognised as the first economy under Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) Accreditation System in its meeting held in Penang, Malaysia.
The FEIAP Accreditation System is endorsed and supported by UNESCO for substantial equivalence of engineering qualification among the member countries.
Dr. Shahbaz Khan, Director UNESCO Asia, Africa and Pacific Region, who was also present at the occasion, congratulated the PEC and attributed this achievement to the continued efforts by PEC leadership for global recognition of Pakistan’s engineering educational standards.
This recognition will enable Pakistan to be considered by Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC Engineer) towards registration of Pakistani engineering graduates to get job in other FEIAP economies.
Pakistan’s case was defended by EngrDr Nasir Khan, Additional Registrar, PEC and positive recommendations were forwarded to FEIAP Exco meeting, where in the house unanimously approved the acceptance and recognition of Pakistan.
PEC had formally applied under the FEIAP guidelines to its general assembly in March 2015 and the review visit was conducted in September this year by a review team comprising FEIAP ex-president Prof. Dr. Hean Teik Chuah and Vice President IEM, Ir Lee Boon Chong, to evaluate engineering education accreditation system of PEC in comparison with FEIAP criteria.