'Chairman of the Implementation Commission of the 18th Amendment Raza Rabbani on Tuesday said that the federal cabinet has given approval for devolving five more ministries, including the Higher Education Commission (HEC), to provinces. '
I agree that education should be devolved to the provinces but the tone adopted by Mr. Rabbani is totally negative and counter productive. Questions like “We are going to end the financial ‘chaudhrahat’ (monopoly) of the HEC” and “Who is Attaur-Rehman?” show as if HEC was the target rather than devolution of power. Yes I agree that education is a province's domain but Mr. Rabbani should be at least considerate of the state of higher education in Pakistan and adopt a reasonable tone. Was he holding a gun in hand too while making these statements?
HEC should stay! More efforts should be placed on making things transparent in HEC rather than disbanding it. Its the only higher education forum that addresses the concerns. Provinces should be more focussed on providing best primary and secondary level education.