Islamabad: HEC initiates verification of staff’s degrees
ISLAMABAD: As reported by the Daily Times, after starting the verification process of parliamentarians and public sector universities, faculty members and staff degrees, the HEC finally has decided to clean its own house by sending degrees of its staff in Islamabad and provincial offices to their mother institutions to purge fake degree holders from its ranks.
According to HEC sources the commission decided to verify the authenticity of its own staff members’ academic degrees to give the youth a message to “not involve in such illegal and immoral activities”.
“Under the directive of HEC Chairman Javed Leghari, staff members working under the HEC are advised to verify their degrees within two weeks and submit the report to the commission,” sources said.
According to a Daily Times report, there are over 1,400 employees working in HEC offices, out of which over 800 are graduates. “All these staff members are advised to verify their educational credentials while lower staff working under grade 7, including peons and other staff are exempted from it,” sources said.
Talking about the verification process, an HEC official said staff members would be provided a form that was also available on the Internet asking about personal information and academic background.