Recent claims regarding the removal of Pakistan Studies from the syllabus of universities stirred a disagreement among officials, prompting a response from Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Murtaza Solangi. His statements has shed light on the situation, clarifying the stance of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on this matter. Keep reading this page for more information regarding this HEC decision and understand the universities syllabus policy.


HEC Denies Removal Claims:

Contrary to allegations made by Senator Mushtaq Ghani, Caretaker Minister Murtaza Solangi emphasized that the HEC has not issued any directives to universities regarding the abolition of Pakistan Studies from their degree programs. While speaking before the Senate, Murtaza Solangi made it clear that no official decision or proposal has been made by the concerned ministry or the HEC to remove the Pakistan Studies subject from the syllabus instead he clarified the autonomy and syllabus shaping policies of universities of Pakistan.


Autonomy of Universities:

Minister Solangi highlighted the autonomy enjoyed by universities in determining their syllabi, operating within the bounds of their respective laws. He emphasized that while the HEC provides recommendations, universities ultimately shape their undergraduate policies independently.


Significance of Pakistan Studies:

Addressing concerns over the significance of understanding Pakistan's history and ideology, Solangi revealed that a course integrating Pakistan’s ideology and constitution has been included into undergraduate degree programs in universities of Pakistan. He described this as a blend of Pakistan Studies and constitutional knowledge, ensuring students' exposure to essential national concepts.



Future Initiatives by HEC:

Looking ahead, Minister Solangi disclosed that the HEC is actively engaging with stakeholders to develop a compulsory two credit hour course for all undergraduate degree programs. This initiative aims to enrich student’s understanding of crucial subjects, further enhancing the quality of education provided at the bachelors level.


False Rumors

The clarification provided by Minister Murtaza Solangi underscores the commitment of the government and the HEC to maintaining the integrity of university education. While rumors regarding the removal of Pakistan Studies have been proved to be false, the HEC's assurance of continued emphasis on essential subjects reassures stakeholders about the evolving educational landscape in Pakistan.



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