University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar has commenced imparting Outcome-Based Education (OBE) which would allow its graduates to land jobs in foreign countries without appearing in tests.
It means that UET Peshawar will now issue Washington Accord OBE degrees to its graduating students. Pakistan became a permanent member of the Washington Accord in November 2019. Washington Accord is an international accreditation agreement that recognizes educational degrees of its signatory countries.
While addressing a press conference in this regard, Vice-Chancellor UET, Professor Dr. Qaiser Ali, said that OBE is based on the needs of modern society.
Director Admission UET, Dr. Misbah, Provost UET, Professor Dr. Sahar Noor, and Director UET Media, Dr. Shumaila Farooq, also underscored the importance of OBE during the press briefing.
Besides, Dr. Qaiser said that UET Peshawar took lead over other institutions of the province by organizing online classes following the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown all over the country.
He added that UET’s online admission process is progressing in a transparent manner as well.
Dr. Qaiser noted that organizing entrance tests was nothing less than an achievement for the UET administration considering the ongoing pandemic situation in the country.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had recommended UET Peshawar to cancel admission tests for Fall 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic and grant admissions on the basis of intermediate marks. However, UET Peshawar decided to conduct admission tests while strictly adhering to the SOPs, said Dr. Qaiser.