Quality of higher education institutes determines the future of any
nation. Higher education commission (HEC) has strived hard to
elevate the standards of higher education in Pakistan but desired results have not
been redeemed. This article endeavors to highlight barriers in the implementation
of quality assurance mechanism devised by HEC and higher education institutes
(HEIs) to improve quality of both teaching and research. Data were collected from
204 Government sector and 205 faculty members of private sector universities in
the Punjab Province and the Capital Islamabad. T-test for independent sample was
applied to find the dissimilarities in the views of
government sector and faculty members of private
universities about hurdles in the quality assurance
procedure adopted by their respective universities.
It was revealed that inconsistent policies,
ambiguous targets and lack of training regarding
quality assurance practices were main hurdles.
1-Shafqat Rasool Lecturer, Department of Education, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Khuda Bukhsh Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Shabbir Ali Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Education Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.