Higher education system being revamped to address challenges.


FAISALABAD -- Punjab Governor Ch. Muhammad Sarwar on Tuesday said that modern education with a special focus on technological development is prerequisite to address prevailing challenges.

'The government is strengthening higher education system at par with international standards to produce trained manpower to improve economic situation, achieve sustainability and alleviate poverty.'

Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar was addressing the 24th Convocation of University of Agriculture held here at the University D-ground on Tuesday.

At the convocation, the Punjab governor along with UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf awarded degrees to 6,827 graduates including 154 PhDs; 1,473 MPhil/MS; 3441 MA/ Msc/ MBA/ MCom/ MEd and 1,559 BSc and associate degrees. Gold medals were awarded to 11gradutes; silver medal for 40 students and seven bronze medals.

Punjab Livestock Minister Husnain Bahadar, Punjab Minister for Baitul Maal Ajmal Chema, GC Women University Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Robina Farooq, MPs: Faiz Ullah, Nawab Sher Waseer, Latif Nazar, Shakeel Shahid, Mian Shakeel Kastro, Shahid Mian and other attended the convocation.

The governor said that the youngsters would have to take future rein of the country. He said it is a remarkable and priceless day for the graduates who would come in their respective fields with practical and theoretical knowledge. He urged the universities to work on finding their space in the world 500 world acclaimed universities. He said merit and transparency is being ensured in the universities to improve the quality of education.

He said that the present government has appointed 20 regular vice chancellors in the province on merit and no political intervention would be tolerated in the appointment process. He said that the present government is committed to...

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