Loralai University to help end illiteracy in less developed areas of Balochistan.

QUETTA -- The University of Loralai will help end illiteracy and promote higher education in the less developed far-flung areas of Balochistan that has been completed at a cost of Rs 1493.751 million.

The Higher Education Commission has provided funds for the university with the objective of establishing the university to provide better opportunities of higher education to the students of Loralai and its adjoining districts of Panjgur, Awaran, Gwadar, Barkhan, Kohlu, Musakhel, Killa Saifullah, Zbob and Ziarat.

At present, there were 1,200 students enrolled in the University that was offering nine programmes in 10 departments with a total enrollment capacity of 1, 500-2,000 in the university.

An official of the Balochistan Government told REPORTER that as a result of implementation of these projects, the enrollment of students at graduation, masters, MPhil and PhD levels would increase considerably.

The provincial government has already provided 500 acres land for development of all proposed facilities for Loralai University. Similarly, the annual recurring expenditure and income after completion of the Loralai University was estimated to be the same as was for the Turbat University.

The University of Loralai being developed at a vast area has a students' facilitation center, and all facilities for co-curricular activities to provide learning environment for the students at the varsity.

Moreover, the University apart from the ten departments had also established a law college in the varsity that would be functional by March 2023 as progress on the development work was underway.

The youth of Balochistan used to travel to Karachi and districts of Punjab and Islamabad to acquire education that was economically unfeasible and difficult for the students hailing from low income families and communities.

The dedicated higher education facility for Loralai would be helpful in ending discrimination of the undeserved masses and youth of the far-flung areas who would get a level playing...

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