The HEAD Foundation is pleased to invite you to the next Speaker Series event co-organised with the SMU School of Social Sciences entitled “Reforming National Knowledge Systems: A Case Study of Pakistan” by Professor Dr S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Vice Chancellor of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
Pakistan was one of the first countries to implement the recommendations of the “Higher Education in Developing Countries, Perils and Promise” report through the formation of a task force on higher education in Pakistan. The task force identified seven key issues holding back the development of university education in the country: ineffective governance; management structures and practices; inefficient use of available resources; inadequate funding; poor recruitment practices and the inadequate development of faculty and staff; inadequate attention to, and support for research; and the politicisation of faculty, staff, and students.
Since then, the Higher Education Commission (HEC), formed in 2002, has worked to address the key issues, and spearheaded the reform process. However, the scale of the challenge in Pakistan, with nearly 30 million people in the higher education age group (18 – 25 years), requires a significant expansion of programmes and broadening their scope beyond universities, to encompass all tiers and modes of higher education including college and distance education.
*Note: Please email [email protected] if you are unable to make it for this event after registering by 17 April 2017. This will allow us to release the seats to others who are keen to join us for the event.
To register, please click here.
For more information, you may download this publicity (pdf format).