Sindh HEC, UK university launch three-year law education programme
KARACHI: The University of Northampton, UK in collaboration with the Sindh Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launch three-year law and business education programmes for Pakistani students at concessional rates.
A delegation of University of Northampton, headed by its Pro-vice chancellor, attended the launching ceremony of the Sindh inter-universities consortium (SIUC) held under the auspices of Chairman Sindh Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Asim Hussain at the Ziauddin University.
The delegation expressed gratitude over the successful collaboration of the two Sindh-based universities with University of Hampton by introducing the education programmes in Pakistan at concessional rates of 2,700 pounds for the students.
The enrolled students would spend two semesters in the United Kingdom out of their three-year course in accordance with the programme, the delegation apprised the gathering.
The degrees covered by this arrangement include Bachelor in Business, MBA, LLB & LLM, said the Dean of academic partnership at the University of Nottingham, “most notable of these would be the degree of LLB, he added.
He said the program would provide a much better value than the distance learning law programs offered in the United Kingdom. Citing some privileges behind the exchange program included in those degrees, he said their UK-based campus has future learning technologies built into its learning spaces.
“This package has taken three years time to develop and improve. I am so proud to be standing here today to launch our delivery with the Ziauddin University and the Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto University,”
“More universities in the consortium will soon follow” he said, further adding that the inter-universities marriage intends to further expand with fields of healthcare and technology, comprising Nursing, Paediatrics, Computing and Engineering.
“I look forward to seeing the first batch from Ziauddin University begin next year, and from there I will be working tirelessly with the SIUC to develop and grow this collaboration for the benefit of students here in Pakistan and contribute in improving bilateral relations between the two countries,” he added.
Speaking next, Vice Chancellor, University of Northampton Prof. Dr. Nick Petford said he has envisaged that this partnership would allow the UK and Pakistan to work much more closely than ever in education and beyond.
“We see huge benefit for the prosperity of both countries by universities working together and for the more of top faculty programs in the UK being delivered by Pakistan faculty with the support from the University of Northampton.
Chief guest on the occasion, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah extended well wishes for the students and thanked the universities for collaborating in such an initiative that is invested in creating opportunities for the students.
“The United Education Commission will be more than helpful in setting this up and the Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah has already given his blessings,” Dr. Asim concluded.