HEC to offer two years degree programme by next year to ensure employability

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 10 (APP):The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is all set to initiate a two year Associate Degree program by next year to ensure employment opportunities for the students.

The decision in this regard has been taken with an aim to improve quality of learning and inculcate knowledge and skills in graduates required by most workplaces, said Executive Director HEC Lt Gen (retd) Muhammad Asghar.

Talking to APP on Wednesday, he said that two years degree program is being launched for those higher educational institutions that are currently unable to start four years BS Program.

The Associate Degree program would be consisting of skills courses and it would also ensure the employability of students after two years of degree completion, he assured.