HEC sets up Tech Council to regulate degree programmes

STAFF REPORT KHI: The Higher Education Commission has established the National Technology Council (NTC), an accreditation council, to monitor and accredit technology related degree programmes.

According to an official from the HEC, Major General (retd) Akbar Saeed Awan and Dr Kausar Malik have been appointed as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the council respectively.

He said that the NTC has been assigned to take into consideration different aspects for accreditation of degree

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Need to regulate medicinal plants sector

Medicinal plants have always been an important contribution to healthcare and livelihoods, and recently identified as among the most valuable non-wood forest products across the world. Unfortunately, harvests to meet the demand for a growing number of medicinal species are in many cases exceeding sustainable levels. Subsequently, the wild medicinal plant populations and the benefits derived there from are coming under threat. The demand for plant-based herbal products has grown exponentially

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Need to regulate social media

Where the information technology has revolutionised almost all spheres of life and changed dimensions of sectors, the social media has got equal importance in opinion making as a forum especially for political activism. Social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube provide have emerged as potent outlets to stimulate citizens’ engagements in their area of choice like politics, economy, education, engineering, and so on. Gone are the days when the conventional media continued

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