Lahore School of Economics convocation: Governor denies political elements in university campuses
LAHORE: No political elements exist in universities, Punjab governor Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool told reporters at the 5th convocation of the Lahore School of Economics on Wednesday.
About the activities of political elements in the Punjab University, Maqbool claimed that no political group was active there.
Addressing the convocation, the governor said that 12 sub-campuses of universities would start functioning in major cities of the province by September.
The governor said that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) was keen to give research grants to private universities for hiring foreign faculty.
“The government is also going to give scholarships to students of chartered institutions,” he added. The governor praised businessmen for their role in education.
In welcome address, MAK Chaudhry, the LSE board of governors chairman, said that the LSE was a non-profit organisation. Dr Shahid Amajd Chaudhry, the LSE rector, presented the annual report. Later, the governor gave away medals and degrees to graduates. Saiqa Hussain, an MBA graduate, secured two gold and two silver medals.
Syed Babir Ali, the Lahore University of Management Sciences pro vice chancellor, and Dr Rashid Majeed, businessman, were also present.