LAHORE – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has declared 79 universities in the Punjab as illegal. These universities are institutes that are registered on paper but have no physical existence.
Some of them even have ghost students and teachers.
Including these universities, HEC has declared over 100 institutes, universities and colleges illegal in the Punjab province.
An inquiry committee has been set up which will take action against 15 other universities aside from the 79 ghost ones.
The previously mentioned 79 ghost universities also issue fake degrees to students. The first phase of the investigation, led by Punjab HEC, found 79 of the total 100 universities were ghost universities.
The second phase will have them investigate 15 educational institutes affiliated with universities.
Due to complaints by various students from these so-called “educational” institutes, a party of senior vice chancellors has been constituted to investigate 4 private universities in Lahore alone.
Lahore Leads University
University of South Asia
Here is the complete list is available on HEC website.
Dr. Nizam-ud-Din, Chairman HEC, says that students have been barred from going to any college or institute affiliated with a private university for admission.
It should be noted that there are a number of other fake universities/educational institutes in other provinces as well, according to the list provided by the HEC.
There are 36 of these in Sindh, 3 in AJK, 11 in KPK and 4 of them are in Islamabad only.
The complete list is available on their website and can be accessed here.