Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Higher Education Minister Vows to Enhance Educational Quality and Relevance

Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Higher Education, Meena Khan Afridi, has committed to significant educational reforms aimed at enhancing the quality and relevance of higher education in the region. During a review meeting of the Reforms Committee of the Department of Higher Education, the Minister outlined a series of initiatives designed to align college programs more closely with market demands.

According to Directorate General Information and PRs – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Minister Afridi instructed department officials to gather data on colleges with low admissions or outdated programs, suggesting a shift towards more market-relevant disciplines. This move is part of a broader effort to ensure that higher education institutions meet the current and future needs of the job market. The meeting also included a briefing by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abbottabad, highlighting successful initiatives like compulsory computer science courses that enable students to engage in freelancing.

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