US higher education opportunities for Pak students
LAHORE, July 30 : Ms Mary Neil Bryant, Information Resource Officer at Bureau of International
Programmes, USA, has said that US government would extend all higher education
opportunities to Pakistani university students.
She stated this in meeting
with Punjab University's Registrar Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan at his office,
said PU spokesman here on Sunday.
On this occasion, the
Registrar said that PU was playing a vital role in promotion of quality higher
education in the country, adding that the university had progressed leaps and
bounds during last seven years.
He said the university
introduced new disciplines and launched 21 new academic departments, besides
upgrading and granting institute status to a number of academic departments to
meet the modern age requirements. While, various sub-departments have been
created to launch new masters degree programmes, he added.
Prof Naeem Khan told Ms
Bryant that PU was promoting sports and co-curricular activities on equal
footings along with academic programmes that had made the PU, the first choice
of students for admission.
He said the university was
offering courses from undergraduate to Ph.D. level studies, asserting that US
government had taken effective steps to support students in South Asia by making
available quality higher education opportunities.
In this endeavor, he said,
the USA government had also opened Lincoln Corner in the Main Library of the
Punjab University, the biggest and oldest seat of learning in South Asia. A
large number of faculty members and students were using this
Prof Naeem said the present
government had taken revolutionary steps to promote quality education in the
country and Higher Education Commission (HEC) was also providing huge funds in
Ms Bryant lauded the
education and research development taking place at Punjab University and assured
that US government would continue to support the Lincoln Corner for the benefit
of university students and teachers.
She said the USA government
would also help the PU to inform its students about the system of education in
the States so that students, who would go abroad for higher studies, might not
face any problems.
Admitting that Pakistani
students had great potential, she said the US government had committed to
provide scholarships to some 2,000 students in Pakistan for higher studies in
Later, the Registrar on
behalf of PU Acting VC Prof. Dr. Muhammad Arif Butt presented the university
shield and a information booklet to the visiting foreign
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