Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is going to start a two-year Associate Degree Program from 2020.
Executive Director HEC Lt Gen (retd) Muhammad Asghar made this revelation while speaking with the state-owned news agency APP.
He said that the program will be initiated by next year in some institutions and will be expanded to other universities gradually.
Lt Gen (retd) Asghar said that the program wants to provide maximum employment opportunities for the students by inculcating the knowledge and skills in them as required by most organizations.
The HEC director highlighted that the Associate Degree Program will be initiated for institutions that are currently not offering four year BS Programs.
The two-year degree program will focus on skill-building for the students, he said, adding that it would also ensure the employability of students after degree completion.