ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) has informed that the Lincoln University College, Malaysia was not permitted to operate any campus or centre in Pakistan.
However, the HEC clarified that the university was a recognised varsity of Malaysia. “Therefore, students are cautioned not to seek admission in any programme of the above-mentioned university being offered in Pakistan through these campuses/centres,” the HEC said in a statement.
The HEC cautioned the students enrolled in these campuses or centres that it would not recognise their degrees if they achieved them.
Lincoln University College, Malaysia is NOT allowed to operate campus/centre in Pakistan pic.twitter.com/M7nYBuXIsD
— HEC Pakistan (@hecpkofficial) November 9, 2020
Earlier, The Higher Education Commission had clarified that it had not announced the closure of universities, as government warns of a second COVID-19 wave in Pakistan.
On a social media website Twitter, the HEC said, “Attention Students!! HEC has not issued direction for the closure of universities.”
“The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued policy guidelines for all the universities to cope with the COVID-19 crisis,” the statement from the body read.
The statement said that every university is allowed to operate according to its situation. All HEC guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 are available here.