No shortage of funds for higher education of academicians: says Dr. Atta
Rawalpindi, March 05, 2008: Federal
Minister and Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman
said on Tuesday that a number of quality research projects have been launched to
improve education system in the country.
Addressing as chief
guest at the closing session of a two-day workshop on "Empowering Teachers:
Practices and Possibilities" held here at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU)
with HEC collaboration.
He said that HEC
was providing local and foreign scholarships to university professors for higher
He said the
University academicians are accommodated in the system purely on
Dr. Atta ur Rehman
underlined the need for acquiring of knowledge saying "Knowledge is the driving
force for social development". He said the Muslim Ummah reached to the highest
rank in the past, due to knowledge. Since the Ummah has ignored this essential
aspect, they have been experiencing the down fall and failures in certain
fields, he regreted.
The Chairman HEC
mentioned that the salaries of the teachers have been increased to promote
higher education in the country and now university teachers are getting up to
Rs.80, 000 per month.
Dr. Atta ur Rehman
said that teachers were the most important part of the education system and one
of their key responsibilities was to make students think and apply their
knowledge on practical life.
He emphasised the
need to making education system responsive to the needs of the
Chancellor FJWU, Professor Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Khan, welcomed the chief guest
and appreciated the contributions made by the HEC and Education Department of
the role of HEC in promoting education in the country and facilitating
teachers community in equiping themselves with higher education. App
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