Stresses promotion of education
peshawar—The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Eng. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that there is no dearth of talent both in the province and FATA and to ensure its proper application, there is also the need to focus on promotion of education especially the higher knowledge.
This he has stated while presiding over the 8th meeting of the Senate of Abdul Wali Khan University at its premises in Mardan on Wednesday.
The senate session of the institution was attended by Prof. Dr. Javed of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan; representatives of the provincial higher education department and its other members.
Expressing his views on this occasion, the Governor said that the Abdul Wali Khan University has achieved remarkable progress in a short span of time. Indeed, he added, launching 35 faculties after completing infrastructural development projects at the campus in just three and half year is an appreciable headway. Meanwhile, the Governor also inaugurated newly constructed academic blocks at the campus.
Later on he also unveiled a book titled “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ki Lisaniyat ke Asli Maakhaz” and while addressing the faculty members and the students of the university on this occasion, the Governor said that we all are duty bound to ensure education of our new generations and contribute due role in this respect.
Earlier, during the Senate session, the Governor was briefed on progress and achievements of the university. It was told on this occasion that 12500 students have graduated from the university uptil now and many amongst them have joined other institutions to seeking higher knowledge. The senate also approved budgetary estimates of the university for the Year, 2016-17 and actual budget of the year, 2015-16