PEC requested to withdraw entry test notification

PESHAWAR: Vice Chancellors of Public and Private Sector Universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on

Friday expressed concern over the recent notification from the Engineering Council of Pakistan (PEC) to devise a framework for the entrance test to apply for admission into engineering programs.

The Vice Chancellor of Peshawar University of Engineering and Technology, Prof. Iftikhar Hussain chaired the meeting.

The Vice Chancellors of Universities from the Public and Private Sectors, Members of the Governing Body of the PEC and Director of the Educational Testing and Assessment Agency (ETEA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Yasir Imran, Prof. Dr Salim-ur-Rehman, Vice Chancellor Sarhad University, Dr Naseer Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, CECOS University, Dr Imran Khan, Dean, UET Mardan, Professor Dr Sadiqullah, Pro-VC UET Mardan

and CEP Board Member, Dr Yasir Imran, Prof Dr Zakaullah

Gandapur, Member, CEP Board, Dr

Syed Minhajul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, City University, Professor Dr Afzal Khan

and others attended the meeting.

Participants urged the PEC to withdraw the notification as it could impact engineering education, adding that it has not engaged all stakeholders to review the process.

The meeting further decided that any changes to the existing PEC policy would be made through appropriate stakeholder engagement.

The Vice-Chancellors are committed to striving for quality improvement to enhance the professional and practical skills of engineering graduates so that they can keep pace with the world.

They urged the PEC to ensure that a

mechanism was followed by involving the members of the governing body and the vice-chancellors in these matters.

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