PR No. 207/15
Public Relations Office,
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur ( ) Governor Punjab and Chancellor Honourable Rafique Rajwana has said that the youth should possess the purpose of serving their nation and the nation has complete trust in its abilities of young generation. The present government is striving for the development of higher education sector and in this age of globalization, this sector should get education based economy. For this purpose we would have to equip our youth with technology so that in this cotemporary age of competition out young generation serve the nation by playing their role actively. Governor Punjab expressed these views while addressing the audience of 8th Convocation of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. On this occasion he distributed medals and degrees among the 881 graduates of 2011 session. These included 16 PhD, 41 MPhil and 661 M.A/M.Sc and B.S degree holders and 89 gold medals and 66 silver medals. He further said to experts to promote education based on research and our students must get acquainted with the market based disciplines. As a nation we can only get our share of international development by learning science and technology. China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a golden opportunity for our national development and our young generation will materialize this dream of mega project with their God gifted potential. He further said that IUB is set up on the Rohi soil of Hazrat Khawaja Ghulam Farid (RA), so the people of this area would have to promote love, peace and tranquility and play their due role in the society. He elaborated that he has been really delighted to learn about the recent distinctions of IUB and the IUB under the leadership of present Vice Chancellor it is moving ahead steadily in the research, development and academic sectors. In this regard the hiring of merit based manpower, the completion of development projects in time, imposing two semesters in a year, and promotion of research activities are measures for a bright future. Mr. Rafique Rajwana congratulated the students, who have been conferred the degrees and said that the achievement of degrees possesses immense significance in their life and now they have become capable of benefitting the nation through their education. It is hoped that now will be able to fulfill the passions of their parents and the nation. Governor assured the Vice Chancellor for his support for employees housing scheme, administrative mater at HED and incentives for special students. Prof Dr Qaiser Mushtaq Vice Chancellor IUB said in his address on this occasion that he is striving hard to upgrade the IUB as top class university through four dimensional strategy, which include academic excellence imposing of financial discipline, developing infrastructure and research for national prosperity. The top priority is to prepare such manpower which may promote top class research along with high quality development and the administrative staff may get acquainted with the latest tools of administration and may run the university affairs in an exemplary way. For this purpose six selection boards held in few months. Action on 46,000 applications for non teaching posts is being rapidly taken for recruitment. In this way university is going to appoint of 256 academic and 947 administrative staff by the end of this year. Training sessions for 300 employees have been held for raising their working skills. The approval of mega projects worth 850 million rupees from the federal government will be a landmark for the IUB and he is making efforts to get the under completion mega projects to get completed as soon as possible. Work on to hostel at a Chemistry lab will start during next month. The building of Educational training department is under completion with the funds from USAID worth 270 million rupees. For the earlier completion of Rahim Yar Khan Campus request has been submitted for the additional grant of 732 millon rupees. Furthermore, a grant of 16 million rupees is also expected very soon of ICT block. The provision of facilities to the special students is being continued which include pick and drop facility, special ramps provision, and hostel, while for the provision of wheel chairs and lift system request has been submitted in the Governor Secretariat. The day care center inaugurated by the Governor during his last visit is functional now while study ark will be completed in next month. On this occasion he thanked the Chief Guest Mr. Rafique Rajwana, Honorable Chancellor and the distinguished guests for gracing the occasion. Members of Parliaments, Divisional and district administration, Prof Dr Muhammad Asghar Hashmi, Dean Science, Prof Dr Mamuna Ghani Dean Arts, Prof Dr Mahmood Ahmed Dean Pharmacy, Dr Abdul Sattar Registrar, faculty members, Administrative staff and students participated in the ceremony.