The higher education system in Punjab has witnessed significant expansion and progress over the past decades. However, there are some fundamental issues that need to be addressed in order to strengthen this sector particularly
- increasing access to higher education
- building more effective systems to drive performance and accountability in governance and management structures of HEIs
- analyzing global best practices with regards to teaching and research and planning their implementation keeping in view local limitations and constraints
- producing a skilled workforce to meet the socio-economic needs of the province.
To this end, the Department of Policy Development & Higher Education Reforms has been established at PHEC for working towards developing transformational and innovative interventions across the different levers of the education sector to bring about structural reforms with long-lasting impact. Major initiatives of the Directorate include the Community Colleges and Career Counseling Centers programs. Moreover, in order to improve the deficiencies identified the directorate is also formulating policies to for the benefit and progress of the higher education sector of the province.