Many students ask about the aftermaths of HEC devolution. Much debate is underway on this issue, please watch any talk show. Scholars like DR. Atta, Dr. Lagri and many others are trying to convince this nation about HEC current position. In contrast, less knowledgeable people with a doubtful career are trying to prove that they are more intelligent. As HEC is ineffective now-a-days so the incompetent and corrupt mafia has started exploiting the situation. The situation of UE is a living example about the aftermaths of HEC devolution. From the last four months UE is functioning without any vice chancellor. Now-a-days, there is no vice chancellor, no registrar, no controller, no treasurer. Corrupt mafia is taking the full advantage of this situation through making Illegal appointments, purchases, transfers, etc., Ph. D. degrees are distributed like anything. Both offices, Secretary of Higher Education and Governor House, are supporting them. Even in the presence of documentary proof no action is being taken. Who is suffering? You know better than me. The idea of devolution was perceived in 1973 but we are living in 2010 which is altogether a different world with totally different challenges and opportunities. I wish people could understand this simple point. But someone right said “if wishes were horses beggars would ride?”.
Due to HEC efforts Pakistan was making a little progress in higher education. Some people do not appreciate this! Let’s prey for a miracle but my recent experience has created many doubts. Just you imaging a Ph.D. student of the same University who was even not eligible for associate professorship were appointed as a care taker vice chancellor. Not only this, she is facing charges of financial embezzlement of more than Rs. 200 millions. What happened then? You students are facing the consequences; is there anybody who listen you. Just one person sitting on a key position in the Department of Higher Education is making the whole government fool just for his Ph.D . As our politicians are incompetent, so in future every province will see such practices as a routine matter. This is just a start of HEC devolution…………… What do you thing about the quality of your education and recognition of your degrees at international level?
Some people makea point that Dr. Lagari and his group is doing all this just to save their jobs. I personally know the professional competency of Dr. Lagari and his team. It is a blessing for HEC and Pakistan, if they are working here. Much better opportunities are waiting around the globe for them; as is the case with me.