The University of Lakki Marwat has been barred by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) from admitting new students or forming affiliations due to breaches of its guidelines.
Via its official account on the microblogging platform X, the education commission issued a warning about the prohibition imposed on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa university.
* PUBLIC ALERT *
University of Lakki Marwat Banned
for Admissions & Affiliations pic.twitter.com/ju6YprpU9h
— HEC Pakistan (@hecpkofficial) December 10, 2023
This action follows a thorough review conducted by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, revealing significant irregularities that have compromised the quality of education provided to students at the University of Lakki Marwat.
In a notice released by the commission, it stated, “Following a recent inspection on September 21, 2023, serious irregularities and clear violations/non-compliance of HEC’s guidelines/criteria/policies were noted, negatively impacting the standard of education at the University of Lakki Marwat.”
The HEC confirmed a complete suspension on new admissions and affiliation grants for the university, cautioning all stakeholders against seeking admission to the institution.