PESHAWAR: The NWFP Governor, Owais Ahmed Ghani has said that the government has a lot of commitment for promotion of higher education and there is dire need that no effort is spared by all concerned to ensure quality of education especially at the university level institutions to achieve the desired goals. Presiding over a one-day vice chancellors conference of public sector universities in the province at Governor’s House, here on Saturday, he said: “Ensuring quality education is a continuous process and we must make it possible”.
He said that each and every university should have well thought future development plans and efforts should be made to materialize that in line with the given circumstances and resurgences. Besides the vice chancellors of all the public sector universities of the province, the Secretary to Governor, Arbab Muhammad Arif, provincial secretaries for Health, Agriculture, and Higher Education, Dr. Tashfeen, Abdul Samad Khan and Amjad Shahid Afridi respectively were also present on this occasion.
The Governor particularly mentioned the working of sub campuses of the universities and said we should be clear about future scope of their development and timely initiatives have to be taken to meet the requirements especially with regard to availability of land. “Government is providing substantial amount for imparting knowledge to the new generation and we should also ensure efficient utilization of the public money”, he added.
Owais Ghani said that quite a good headway has already been made towards promotion of higher education and now there is need to ensure sustenance of the pace of progress on the ongoing projects. “University level education demands a particular level of facilities and environment at the campuses and we should make it convenient for the students to avail the opportunities and achieve their targets”, he said.
While appreciating the timely initiatives taken by certain universities for ensuring availability of desired level of qualified faculty, the Governor said, it has always remained a major challenge in the past and fortunately timely initiatives are under way not only to remove the deficiencies but to meet the future demands as well.
Meanwhile, the participants thread barely discussed the prevailing state of affairs of the development activities in each and every public sector university in the province and it was decided to continue the deliberations in this connection.-SANA