Quetta: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has conceded that they have not provided the due share of Balochistan in its scholarships program, said Abdul Saboor Kakar, Secretary Education Balochistan, in an exclusive interview to Balochistan Voices.
Mr. Kakar who is also a member of HEC, said this issue has become very high profile because it has been taken up in senate and its standing committees.
“Initially HEC did not agree to our demands but then we did some calculations and then they agreed and a committee was formed with Chairman HEC in chair to further probe the matter,” He added.
HEC chairman had requested Saboor Kakar to set a time for meeting with Governor, Chief Minister (CM) and Chief Secretary (CS) of Balochistan to finalize this matter and decide what needs to be done to compensate Balochistan.
We have made a case that students with 3rd division should be allowed to qualify for HEC scholarships – Saboor Kakar
“Now we are looking for an opportunity, based on the availability of CM, Governor and CS so that we can call HEC chairman for the meeting,” revealed Secretary Education.
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He added that we have made a case that students with 3rd division should be allowed to qualify for HEC scholarships because the quality of education is not good in Balochistan.
Private Education Regulation bill
Abdul Saboor Kakar conceded that making Balochistan Education foundation (BEF) as the regulatory Authority of private schools was a technical mistake.
“We have conducted consultations on that bill with all those stakeholders and they have suggested numerous changes in that draft,” he said.
In new bill powers of controlling authority of Private regulation have been taken from BEF and given to Education Directorate – Saboor Kakar