KP varsities become most expensive: Governor


A high level meeting convened here by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman Friday was informed that the provincial public sector universities have become most expensive universities of the country.

The governor chairing the meeting said that institutions of higher education were not revenue generating entities rather these were established to impart best quality education on subsidized charges.

The meeting attended by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood, Special Assistant to KP Chief Minister on Higher Education Kamran Bangash and Chairman Higher Education Commission Tariq Banuri discussed various issues and suggestions related to quality of education, administrative and financial issues of public sector universities.

Chairman of Prime Minister’s Task Force Science and Technology Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman and Secretary Punjab and Islamabad Education Department attended the meeting through video link.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor said “eligibility for appointment of Vice Chancellors should be based on quality while the posts of Registrar, Controller, Provost and Treasurer should be filled on the basis of experience in the relevant field instead of teachers.”

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