Posted on 2024-02-23

World Bank delegation visit GCU Lahore

A delegation from the World Bank, led by Senior Economist Ms. Inga Afanasieve and Education Specialist Ms. Tashmina Rahman, visited the GC University Lahore along with the Higher Education Development Project (HEDP) team led by Project Director Dr. Mahmood Ul Hassan Butt.
The delegation engaged in discussions with the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Adnan Ahmad and university officials, including Prof. Dr. Hamid Mukhtar, Director of the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Dr. Fouzia Shahin, Director of Academic Planning & External Linkages (AP&EL).
The World Bank and HEDP teams were briefed regarding the operations of GCU's administrative and academic departments, the implementation of the revised Undergraduate Education Policy (UEP), including student internship support mechanisms, and the role of HEDP in promoting academic reforms.
The team also reviewed the establishment of the QECAC Unit at GCU, its collaboration with affiliated colleges, and the QEC's role in these institutions, emphasizing self-assessment exercises, UEP implementation, and accreditation processes. The delegation also visited various department of the university.
Subsequently, the delegation visited MAO College Lahore, an affiliated college of GCU, where they met with faculty, senior management, and students engaged in programs under the revised UG Policy.
Prof. Dr. Hamid Mukhtar said that the visit was highly successful, and the World Bank-HEDP team expressed satisfaction with GCU's administrative functions and the adoption of new educational reforms.

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