New campus of NUST inaugurated
Education sector share to rise to 4% of GNP, says Gilani
Islamabad, Dec 30: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf
Raza Gilani has said that his government is planning to increase the budget
allocation for education sector to at least 4 percent of the gross national
product (GNP), which would entail a substantial increase in expenditure on
Speaking on Monday at the inauguration ceremony of the
National University of Science and Technology (NUST) new campus, he said that
the government would also take steps to overcome gender, rural-urban and
The prime minister said that he had tasked the
Higher Education Commission (HEC) to come up with detailed plans to promote
education in the country so that Pakistan can acquire the status of a literate
society in the comity of nations instead of being dubbed as an ignorant and
The demographic statistics of Pakistan offered both
challenges and opportunities, Gilani said, adding that out of 165 million people
of Pakistan, around 100 million were below the age of 25, which was more than
the total population of some of the developed countries.
prime minister said it was very unfortunate that only one out of every five
matriculates made it to the university. He added that the single most important
element of human development strategy was education.
seven-point Roadmap to the Better Future of Pakistan aims at improving access to
education, including the higher education in the universities," Gilani remarked.
He said that the NUST had made the nation proud by joining the ranks of top 400
- out of around 30,000 - universities of the world, which was a great
The prime minister said that he was pleased to know that
since its inception in 1991, the NUST had produced 9,500 graduates, which
include 11 PhDs and 1,300 MS and MPhil degree holders.
He said that the
university had more than 7,000 students studying at its 16 colleges and schools
of Electrical, Mechanical, Aeronautical, Medical and Civil engineering.
He said that the schools were situated in Islamabad, Rawalpindi,
Risalpur and Karachi. These centres cover a wide spectrum of engineering
disciplines, besides information technology, medical and management sciences at
both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Gilani said that the
president of Pakistan, being Patron-in-Chief of the university, was also very
keen for the progress of the NUST, which served as a beacon for the promotion of
higher scientific education in the country. Daily Times
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Loadshedding in the twin cities irks students
Islamabad: Unannounced loadshedding in the twin cities of Islamabad and
Rawalpindi is causing problems for the students preparing for the forthcoming
A large number of students complained that as examinations
are going on in different institutions, the loadshedding is disturbing their
study schedule, especially at night time. They also complained that in some
areas, loadshedding is not in accordance with the schedule announced by
Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco).
An official of Iesco told APP
that in some areas, power is shutdown for annual maintenance and people should
help Iesco, as energy crisis is going on in the country, adding that Iesco
authorities are committed to provide power to all areas of the country. He said
the Company is aware of the problems of students but due to the annual
maintenance, power shutdown gets prolonged in different areas.
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HEC organises Oracle Academy seminar
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has organised a one day
seminar regarding the Oracle Academy's Specialised Packages Program for the
faculty members of all Higher Education Institutions of Rawalpindi and
The seminar was organized by Learning Innovation Division of
the HEC in collaboration with Oracle Academy. The IT Directors and IT Managers
participated in this seminar. The prime objective of the seminar were to aware
the participants about Oracle Packages to facilitate teaching and management as
well as to establish coordination among Higher Educational Institutions and the
Oracle Academy. Through this seminar, the HEC has provided an opportunity to the
universities to develop links and to introduce their efforts regarding teaching
and managerial needs. The resource persons of the seminar were the senior
experts from NUST and FAST, who narrated their experience of using the
facilities of Oracle Academy. This activity certainly gave an idea to other
institutions about enhancing the facilities at IT and Management Departments of
their universities. The News
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