The University of Okara and Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for academic collaboration in all disciplines and joint ventures in various fields of research.
The pact was signed between the UO Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Wajid and the Ghazi University VC, Prof Dr Muhammad Tufail (T.I) at the latter’s office.
Under this agreement, the UO’s Department of Zoology, in collaboration with its counterpart, will be conducting an expedition on the fossils in the Sulaiman Mountains range. The UO administration will also establish a museum showcasing the samples collected from this research.
Commenting on other key objectives of the MoU, Prof Wajid told, “The two universities will work together to promote research in key areas in a bid to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Our students will also conduct research on the water reservoirs and indicator animal species of the dessert.”
This is third MoU in a row by the newly appointed VC. Earlier, Prof Wajid made pacts of joint research and academic collaboration with Khawaja Farid University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan and National Skills University of Islamabad.