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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Advancing the capacity of Pakistan’s higher education institutions and systems to develop employable graduates

The Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA), a five-year project that was started in 2021 as a part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to increase the employability of the Pakistani workforce through trainings to enhance graduates' capacity, relevance, adequacy, and inclusivity. In order to increase access for underprivileged communities and overall student achievement after graduation, expanded remote learning, financial aid, scholarship, and career pathways initiatives have been developed.

In this respect, a three-day in-person workshop was held at PC, Bhurban, Murree on July 26–28, 2022. From each of HESSA's 15 partner universities, nominated representatives who support student services were present at this event. The goal was to formally launch a strategic engagement process with partner universities and their chosen participants, train participants in particular theme work areas, and collectively design targeted interventions for each partner university in the field of student support services. 

The event was attended by: Dr Amir Khesro (Director Admissions), Dr. Muhammad Jehangir (Director IBL), Shah Hussain Awan (Deputy director QEC), Dr. Beenish Khurshid (Deputy Director, CDC), Mr. Kazim Shah (Assistant Provost) and Dr. Naveed-ud-din (MO|).