HEC warns students of fake attestation documents

 HEC warns students of fake attestation documents

People present to be agents are cheating applicants

Islamabad, 9 June: The Higher Education Commission(HEC) wants students to be alert about “individuals posing to be attestation documents agents”.

There are some people who effect to be agents and offer help to applicants in getting their documents and degrees attested, the Higher Education Commission said in an awareness shared on Twitter Friday.

“In some cases, these individuals cheat applicants by pasting fake Higher Education Commission stamps/tickets on original degrees and transcripts,” it read.

Degrees with fake stamps will be seized by the HEC, the notice warned. Applicants have been guiding to follow the order procedure for attestation, instead of indulging in fraudulent practices.

How can you get your degree/documents attested from HEC

  • Go to the HEC website and create a user account
  • Submit an online application for degree attestation
  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail or SMS
  • Once you receive the message, you can either go to the office, schedule an appointment or send documents through courier
  • The HEC will send you a message or email once the attestation is complete

The commission charges an attestation fee of Rs1,000. Applicants must submit all the needed original documents along with a set of photocopies.

Read more: HEC: Out of 205, 40 universities equipped to teach online

An initial assessment carried out by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has revealed that most universities in Pakistan are inadequate to offer education through online mode as of the total 205 universities only 40 had well-established learning management system.

The universities in Pakistan have been compelled to adopt an online mode of education to protect their faculty members, students, and staff from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a World Bank report.

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