ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Friday announced to abolish two-year BA programme from 2018. According to local media, the decision has been made in a high-level meeting of the HEC. The commission has written a letter to vice-chancellors of all universities for abolishing the admission in two-year programme of BA level. As per the new policy, students will get admission in four-year BS Honour programme from the next year, 2018. The HEC has further decided that two-year MA programme will also be replaced with 18-year MS or Mphil programme in 2020. The decision has been taken to put the Pakistani degrees on a par with international standards as there were hurdles in verification of the two-year degrees internationally.