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Students chant slogans in favor of their demands during protest demonstration at Higher Education Commission (HEC) building in Islamabad on Tuesday, April 05, 2011. – PPI

ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday decided to amend the Higher Education Commission (HEC) ordinance 2002, DawnNews reported.

Certain authorities of the commission will be devolved to provinces, while it has been recommended that the authority to verify degrees should be given to concerned political parties.

According to sources, the PPP and PML-N have agreed on the process of dissolving the Higher Education Commission.

According to the agreement, the Higher Education Commission will remain in place to improved the standard of higher education in the country.