President Dr Arif Alvi has said that promoting the higher education holds key importance to put the country on fast track of socio-economic development.
The President expressed these views during a briefing on Foundation University at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
President FUI, Waqar Ahmad Malik, Rector FUI, Major General (r) Nasir Dilawar Shah and Director FUI, Major General (r) Professor Dr Jawad Khaliq Ansari attended the meeting.
President FUI briefed the meeting about the remarkable job done by the university in promoting higher education, including in the fields of health sciences, engineering and technology.
He informed the meeting that FUI was contributing towards the development of human resource through excellence in education, research and innovation.
It was highlighted that the university was also providing merit scholarships, need-based financial assistance and fee-waivers to deserving students through the university’s endowment fund.
President Alvi asked the management of the university to implement High Education Commission’s policies on drug abuse in higher education institutions and the welfare of students with disabilities which waived off all institutional charges, including tuition fees, hostel fees, and utilities fee.