HEC issues fresh list of illegal universities, colleges in Pakistan

HEC issues fresh list of illegal universities, colleges in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued a new list of over 140 educational institutions in the country that are “fake, illegal, unlawful, and unrecognised.”

Two of them are from Islamabad: the privately-owned Islamabad Law College and the Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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According to the HEC, any other institution that is not on the list of recognised universities, institutions, and campus(es) available on its official website “may also be referred to as non-recognised.”

The regulatory body warned students not to enrol in them, declaring such admissions illegal.

A look at the over 140 fake, illegal, unlawful, and unrecognised educational institutions reveals that the majority (96) are in Punjab, followed by Sindh (35), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (11), and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (3).

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Surprisingly, there are no such educational institutions on the list in Balochistan or Gilgit-Baltistan.

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