NA legislates to set up University of Islamabad

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Staff Reporter

The National Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to provide for establishment of University of Islamabad for bringing immense social benefits for the local population of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and its adjoining areas.
The bill, the University of Islamabad Bill, 2019, was moved by Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Professional Training, National History and Literary Heritage Wajiha Akram.
The university would provide education and scholarship in such branches of knowledge as it may deem fit and to make provision for research, service to society and for the application, advancement and dissemination of knowledge in such manner as it may determine in accordance with the guidelines of the professional accreditation councils.
The university shall be open to all persons of either gender and of whatever religion, race, creed, class, colour or domicile and no person shall be denied the privilege of the university on the grounds of religion, race, caste, creed, class, colour or domicile.
All recognized teaching in various courses shall be conducted by the university or the colleges in the prescribed manner and may include lectures, tutorials, discussions, seminars, demonstrations, distance learning and other methods of instruction as well as practical work in the laboratories, hospitals, workshops and other governmental or private organizations.
The chancellor of the university shall be nominated by the Board of Directors of Foundation for the Advancement of Innovation, Research and Education (FAIRE) for a renewable period of five years through a resolution passed with two third majority.