A meeting with the principals of already established 9 community colleges to review the performance was held under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid at PHEC Head office, Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore. The issues of the community colleges were addressed in the meeting. It was decided unanimously that the furniture items for the colleges would centrally be procured. However, a committee was constituted to oversee the procurement process and ensure transparency and quality. The committee would comprise of principals of community colleges at Govt. Township College Lahore, Govt. College Okara, Govt. College for Women, Faisalabad, Govt. College for Women Sargodha, and representatives from the procurement department of Information Technology University, Lahore, and University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore.
Chairman PHEC also briefed that the staff of community colleges was also being incentivized, a committee comprising of Director PHEC Ms. Zainab Siraj and Principal Govt. Township College Lahore, Prof. Dr. Ijaz Ahmad Butt was also constituted in this regard. “Principals, coordinators and 15 faculty members of the community colleges will be given an incentive of Rs. 50 thousand, 30 thousand, and 20 thousand respectively.” Dr. Fazal said. He further added that a total of 22 people under the community college project will be sent to the United States of America (USA) for training in the current fiscal year. Principals were also told that the College Teaching Interns (CTIs) had also been hired for the colleges and PHEC was doing its utmost for the successful implementation of the project across Punjab.