Prof. Dr. Nilofar Shaikh
It is indeed a matter of great happiness that Higher Education Commission with its continued vision and mission striving hard for improving the quality of higher education and making the universities of Pakistan to be world class centers of education, research and development. Establishment of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at public/private universities under the auspices of Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) at HEC Islamabad will bring about a new vista for the academia and will play a vital role in bridging the gap between teachers and taught through strong coordination and networking of stakeholders to meet the edcational and national objectives. The Universities within the orbit of QEC will now be able to harmonize their various programs and will give impetus to the Board of studies, Academic Council and Alumni. Their strategic plans, implementation and monitoring mechanism will further strengthen their academic activities through sharing of experiences and lessons learned.QEC apart from other component will help streamline assessment process at one juncture. In the universties, the state-of-art learning, innovation in pursuit of excellence will open the doors for self sustainability. It is my firm belief that supporting each other with understanding, accountability and with compassion will fulfill our promises that we have made with the country and people. It could only be possible when we will ensure the quality education at international standards and ranking. Taking the opportunity I extend my heartiest congratulations to the Chairperson, Executive Director of HEC its members and team for their pioneering efforts in establishing the QEC for the betterment of the Universities in Pakistan. I wish everybody great success for the noble cause of education.

Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah
Vice Chancellor
Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur