PU should begin market-oriented programmes: Governor Maqbool
LAHORE, Aug 7: Governor Lt General (r) Khalid Maqbool on Monday said the Punjab
University (PU) should start market-oriented programmes.
According to a
press release issued by the PU, the governor expressed these views while talking
to PU Acting Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Arif Butt and other officials during
his visit to the PU Old Campus. He said the government had abundant funds for
infrastructure and academic expansion of universities.
visited the Art Gallery of the University College of Information Technology
(PUCIT) and appreciated students' efforts and asked various questions about
their projects. He also appreciated the performing arts programmes of the
college and asked the authorities to prepare master plan for the extension of
the building keeping in the view the upcoming architectural programmes to be
initiated by the college.
The governor asked the students about
educational facilities and the problems they faced at the campus. Students
expressed their satisfaction on the congenial atmosphere of the campus. The
governor also visited the PU Pharmacy College and expressed his satisfaction on
the performance of the college. He visited all the building of the campus and
instructed to expand and renovate the building according to the needs.
Registrar Professor Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan, PUCIT Principal Dr Mansoor Sarwar,
College of Pharmacy Principal Professor Dr Muhammad Jamshaid, PUCAD Principal
Sayed Shahnawaz Zaidi, project director Sheikh Muhammad Ali, resident officer
professor Zahid Karim and Chaudhry Muhammad Younis were also present on the
'Govt funding to raise university standards': The government is
funding universities to achieve international standards to ensure a bright
future for the younger generation, Governor Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool was quoted
as saying in a press release on Monday.
He was talking to reporters after
his four-day session with the vice chancellors of 17 government universities. He
said the government had allocated Rs 22 billion with the cooperation of the
Higher Education Commission for the improvement of the government universities.
He said the funds for universities in Punjab had been increased from Rs 20
million to Rs 40 million. He said government-sponsored scholarships would help
poor students pursue higher education.
He said adequate funds had been
allocated to the Punjab University, Faisalabad Agriculture University and
Bahauddin Zikriya University. He said the universities would set up their
regional campuses in various cities of the province. He said the government had
allocated Rs 120 million for the Islamia University Bahawalpur to start
management and commerce classes this year. Daily times