The Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) on Monday held a protest outside the Governor House against the associate degree programme recently introduced by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).
The protesters raised concerns over alleged irregularities in the Medical and Dental Colleges Admissions Test (MDCAT) conducted under the Pakistan Medical Commission. They held placards and shouted slogans.
Addressing the protesters, IJT Karachi Nazim Hafiz Umar Ahmad Khan said the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council should be immediately restored and a re-admission test should be held under it. He added that the HEC’s two-year degree programme should be brought back as thousands of students could not complete the four-year degree programme.