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Project Management Professional Training begins at Higher Education Commission

Islamabad, February 16, 2015 (PPI-OT): A five-day training to enhance capacity and productivity of managers and staff of HEC and Financial Aid Offices in partner universities began at Higher Education Commission Islamabad on Monday, under University Advancement Initiative of HEC and USAID.

Twenty two participants from 31 partner institutions are participating in the training, which focuses on concepts of project management professional certification through standard tools and techniques.

The project performance improves only when the staff is fully equipped with the application tools and techniques of handling project activities starting from PMI, PMP and PMBOK, project lifecycle and structures, as well as skills particularly required for the smooth execution of the projects.

Speaking to the participants, Dr. Tariq Mehmood, Adviser (R and D) said, “The ability to deliver in time is the key to not only achieve success but also retaining trust of others. This training is a value addition to the knowledge skills and abilities to the project management unit and focal person’s profiles.”

The chief guest, Dr. Raza Bhatti, Member (HRD) HEC appreciated the efforts of USAID for strengthening higher education system in Pakistan. “This work is part of the long-term commitment of US to help Pakistan build a stronger and prosperous future for its people.”

The training has been organized under Pak-USAID Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Programme, which funds scholarships for talented but needy students pursuing higher education at 31 Pakistani universities.

Through Phase-I of the programme, USAID has funded more than 1,800 scholarships for Pakistani students since 2004. The programme is functional in its Phase-II with the objective of improving education opportunities for 3000 more students including 50 per cent slots for female students.

For more information, contact:
Waseem Khaliqdad
Director (Media)
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
Sector H-9, Islamabad
Tel: 90402404, 90402412
Email: aikram@hec.gov.pk
Website: www.hec.gov.pk

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