OBE is education based on outcomes, what the student must know or be able to do. Activities are designed to help the student in achieving those outcomes. OBE is based on achieving stated, defined outcomes that all students can and will achieve. OBE results in increased student and teacher self-esteem, higher academic success for more students, decreased dropouts and several other benefits.
Pakistan is officially a member of the Washington accord from 21st June 2017 with the permanent signatory status of the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). This is considered as a significant step of progress for the higher-education sector in Pakistan. Now, how does Pakistan being part of the Washington Accord benefit Pakistani students?
Washington Accord recommends that graduates of programs accredited by any of the signatory bodies be recognized by the other bodies as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering in the area of their jurisdiction. The Washington Accord encourages and facilitates the mobility of engineering graduates and professionals at international level.
A student graduating from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology will be eligible to practice as an engineer in his/her relevant domain in any of the countries that have signed the Washington Accord.
The Washington Accord is a step forward to better the higher-education system in Pakistan and allow our graduates to compete at a global stage.
At present, the Washington Accord member countries include Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Pakistan, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.