The HEC has adopted a multidimensional approach focused on the issue of quality, with particular emphasis on.
a) The improvement of quality of faculty.
b) Infrastructural improvement.
c) Improvement of curricula.
d) Addressing governance issues.
e) Assessment issues.
f) Accreditation of new academic program as well as Universities and Degree Awarding Institutions (DAIs).
The goals of international compatibility and competitiveness cannot be achieved without enhancing quality in higher learning throughout the system. Thus, a Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has been established under the umbrella of HEC with the intention to make it autonomous when it is fully functional and becomes sustainable as an independent body.