Govt universities’ standard to be improved: Gillani

Staff Reporter

Provincial Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said that the standard of public sector universities in the Punjab would be improved according to the international standards so that our universities could be included in the ranking of top 500 universities of the world. This would ultimately benefit the students to get world-class education in best study environment. While giving 14-point agenda to the Vice Chancellors to sufficiently improve the overall standards of their universities, he directed them to develop and implement a composite roadmap of future vision so that the target of bringing sufficient improvements in the higher education sector could be achieved according to timeline.
He gave these directions while presiding over an important meeting of vice chancellors of public sector universities at the GCU Auditorium on Monday. Chairman PHEC Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin, DG PHEC Dr. Shahid Saroya and Higher Education Department officials attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed in detail the various features of public sector universities, including the state of academics, future vision, financial and administrative position and available research facilities, being imparted to the students.
The vice chancellors gave a detailed briefing about their universities’ working. While addressing the meeting, the Minister said that the Punjab government is fully committed to bring qualitative improvements in public sector universities so that they could get conspicuous place in top 500 universities of the world and Punjab be known as the hub of quality education in the whole of Asia.

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