National Business Education Accreditation Council meeting held

Islamabad, July 27, 2012 (PPI-OT): The eighth council meeting of the National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) was held on 25th July, 2012 at Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. Prof. Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, Chairman NBEAC, presided over the meeting and council members from other cities participated through video conferencing from Karachi, Lahore, Kotli AJK, and Jamshoro.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman welcomed the council members and briefed them about the tremendous progress made by NBEAC in past few months. The Chairman reported that NBEAC has achieved the target of visiting ten business schools for twenty programs as pilot project. He emphasized that time has come to announce the results and outcomes of the accreditation exercise to Business Schools waiting for the accreditation decision.

He appreciated the AIC members for their commitment to make the visits successful and spared their precious time for the visits. Dr. Hasan announced that the Deans and Director meeting will be organized in October, 2012.

In response to the ICAP proposal Dr. Nasser Ali Khan advised ICAP representative to elaborate
their agenda and forward to relevant departments of HEC.

During the meeting Accreditation Inspection Reports (AIC) reports were reviewed by the council
members, council decided to award accreditation to ten Business Schools and 20 Programs.

All the participants confirmed the decisions taken in seventh council meeting. The AIC reports received from the universities after AIC visits were discussed in the meeting to award accreditation to business schools. The financial budget 2012-13 of NBEAC was also approved by the council members. It was proposed to write to different stakeholders to raise funds to strengthen the functions of the council.

The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Hassan Sohaib Murad, Dr. Muhammad Nishat, Dr.
Nasser Khan, Prof. Amanullah Khan, Dr. Syed Mahmood Raza, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Jadoon, Prof. Dr
Mushtaq Ali Sajid, Prof. Barkat Ali, Mr. Zubair Ahmed Malik, Mr. Ashfaq Ahmed Qadri and
Prof. Dr. Anwar Ali Shah.

For more information, contact:
Aayesha Ikram
Director (Media)
Higher Education Commission
Sector H-9, Islamabad
Tel: 90402404, 90402412