KMU Organized seminar on role of HEC in promoting higher education in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa
Peshawar September 20, 2017
Vice Chancellor Khyber Medical University, (KMU) Peshawar has said that when there is intolerance in society and youth was being targeted as soft target by the extremist elements we should focus on to engage youth in positive and constructive activities and should take things toward betterment and bright future of the youth, he was talking to a seminar organized by KMU to commemorate Higher Education Commission (HEC)15th anniversary. Deputy Director HEC regional centers Mr. shafi ur Rehman, Controller of Examination KMU Col (R) Dr. Bakhtiar Khan, Faculty and large number of Students were present at the occasion.
Prof Dr Arshad Javid said, it is a matter of pride for all of us that HEC in the last 15 years has increased the number of Higher education institutions from 59 to 188 and the number of PhDs has reached up to 12000. He said it is encouraging fact that so far HEC has awarded 251000 Scholarships to students of various programs.
VC KMU pointed out that youth was our asset and nations can achieve higher goals with the participation and involvement of youth through various constructive means. He said it was a matter of encouragement and hope that number of our Higher Education institutes, students and research activities are increasing day by day but besides this progress we should also focus on enhancement of ethical and moral values as well as promoting critical thinking culture in our higher education institutions. He opined that to promote tolerance, harmony, positivity and mutual respect we should not only look into our curriculum but should also provide a balance and cohesive atmosphere to our young generation.
Earlier while highlighting various aspects, roles and achievements of HEC Prof. Dr Niaz Ali of IBMS, Dr. Usman Mehboob of IHPE, Dr. Ayesha Imtiaz of IPH&SS, Dr. Dildar Ahmad of INS, Director IPM&R Dr. Haider Darain, Deputy Director ORIC Dr. Zohaib, Deputy Director QEC Miss Asiya Bukhari and Coordinator IHPE Dr. Brekhana Jamil also talked to the seminar on various topics pertaining to the role of HEC in promoting Higher Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.