The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has made the decision to start a two-year IT skills program in institutions in response to a request from the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication (MoITT).
According to sources, the HEC decided to start a two-year AD (Associate Degree) program in order to address the scarcity of IT workers in Pakistan.
Sources confirmed that HEC agreed on the AD program’s course after discussing it with the universities.
According to HEC representatives, “the matter has been sent to the Accreditation Council (AC) of the HEC after all the homework has been completed. The initiative will formally commence following AC clearance.
Pakistan is experiencing a severe shortage of IT workers. Around 25,000 IT graduates pass per year and less than 50% meet industry requirements, Ministry officials.