Analysis of the Initiatives taken by HEC to Implement Associate Degree Program: Opportunities and Challenges


  • Sabir Hussain Ph.D. Scholar; The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Author
  • Fakhar Ul Zaman MS Education Scholar; University of Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan. Author
  • Shamsheer Muhammad Ph.D. Scholar; The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Author
  • Aqila Hafeez Ph.D. Scholar; Department of Education, Government College University, Faisalabad. Author


Quality Assurance, Initiatives taken, Higher Education Commission, implement ADP, opportunities and challenges to ADP


Associate Degree Program is a kind of undergraduate programme that lasts for two years and is completed in the year immediately following completion of the 12th grade. After earning an ADP 14th year education completed, students can get a job in banks, organizations, PMS, and CSS (competitive exam) require the 14th year of education, and ADP is best for this. The research aimed to explore quality assurance initiatives taken by higher education commissions and the quality standards followed by affiliated colleges to implement ADP. The study also focuses on challenges to the proper implementation of ADP. For data collection researcher selected 108 facility members randomly from south Punjab institutions concerning ADP; data were collected through a Likert scale and interviews. There found that institutions of Multan followed maximum quality standards, which is essential to implement ADP. Students found uncertain situations for further education after ADP. In the 5th semester of BS-4 years, seats should be allocated for ADP because there were no seats. Teacher training should be conducted to meet new challenges and how to implement ADP properly. ADP should be an annual system instead of a semester one.


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2023-09-30 — Updated on 2024-01-18


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Analysis of the Initiatives taken by HEC to Implement Associate Degree Program: Opportunities and Challenges. (2024). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 4(3), 193-210. (Original work published 2023)

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