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ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has sought data of law students who have been admitted in law degree programmes without appearing in HEC-Law Admission Test held on Aug 19.

In a letter issued to vice chancellors and heads of the universities and affiliated colleges to submit the data by Dec 15.

The letter revealed that on the directions of the Supreme Court, admission of those students will be considered valid who secured 50pc marks in the test.

This test is aimed at discerning whether the candidates have the aptitude for the programme.

HEC has repeatedly issued letters to the vice chancellors and heads of all public sector universities, requesting them for provision of the requisite data.

According to the Supreme Court judgment, the students aspiring for admission in law programmes must appear in the law test. In order to facilitate the students, HEC conducted LAT test on Aug 19.

However, some students could not take the examination on this date.

According to HEC, the universities have been asked to provide list of the students who have been admitted in LLB programme without obtaining the test score, so that test is conducted for them and their admissions are finalised.

Published in Dawn, December 12th, 2018