Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Prof Dr Shahid Munir has said that the country can be given a high position at the world level only by converting the workforce into human wealth.
In this regard, the role of universities is key, which can transform unskilled people into a professional workforce. Prof Dr Shahid Munir expressed these views while addressing a meeting of Deans, Directors and Principal Officers of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) at the Vice-Chancellor’s Secretariat in Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus.
He said that it is very gratifying that the IUB is making progress in this direction under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob and the achievements achieved at the teaching and research forum are worthy of imitation for all universities. Especially, the establishment of new departments in health, medical allied sciences, engineering and information technology and other issues and providing a large number of admissions for male and female students is a very good initiative.
He said that he was very happy to visit the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and visited the historic Abbasia Campus of IUB and also visited the indisputable Solar Park in Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus. He said that he had the pleasure of visiting the College of Nursing, Business Management, Sports Facilities, Health Center and also Pharmacy and other departments in Khawaja Farid Campus.
He said that arts and social sciences are also very important for a balanced society and in this regard Islamia University Bahawalpur is making progress in social sciences, social services, new masters in College of Art and Design and all these are the best steps in this direction.
Similarly, he said that there is a need to create a center of excellence in artificial intelligence and the IT department of IUB is providing high-level services in this regard, in which software such as recruitment, campus management and administrative management system in addition to the admission cell are very welcome.
He also appreciated the development works of more than 12 billion rupees in IUB and said that the university is currently spending its resources on projects that will have long-term and far-reaching results due to economic pressure. Which will play a very important role in the social and economic development of the area along with the university.
Dr Shahid Munir administered the oath to the officials of the University Students’ Society for the year 2023 and delivered the keynote speech at Khawaja Ghulam Farid Auditorium of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Renowned motivational speaker Prof Dr Javed Iqbal also spoke on this occasion.
Chairman PHEC visited the furniture manufacturing unit at Islamia University Bahawalpur and appreciated the factory set up by the university to manufacture furniture. He also inaugurated Prof Dr Muhammad Arshad Soil and Environmental Microbiology Lab in Soil Sciences Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, IUB.