Masood orders funds released for University of Gujrat
LAHORE: Punjab Education Minister Imran Masood has directed the higher education Secretary to contact the Finance Department for the release of funds allocated to the University of the Gujrat.
Mr Masood passed the order while presiding over a meeting to review the problems faced by the university, which included the provision of land, construction of buildings and the release of funds, problems common to most new public universities.
The minister said that the Auqaf Department had agreed to provide 911 kanals on which the university campus would be built. He also said post graduate classes should start as soon as possible.
University of Gujrat Vice Chancellor Imran Cheema said the establishment of the university was underway. The Education Department has appointed Irshad Hussain Naqvi, managing director of the Punjab Teachers Foundation, as project director of the university. The meeting also decided to appoint a consultant for the preparation of the university’s building plan.
Mr Cheema said that the first step in the plan’s implementation would be the commencement of MSc psychology classes. Eleven academic blocks, a library, an administration block, staff residences and laboratories would also be constructed. Mr Imran drew the attention of concerned authorities towards issues that needed to be resolved immediately including starting a new academic session, enrolling new students, appointing a controller of examinations and constitution of syndicate.
The University of Gujrat is affiliated with the following colleges: the Government College, Government Degree College for Women Railway Road, Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Government Degree College for Women, Marghzar Colony.