VC KMU urged for use of digital technology in promotion of medical education

The fifth meeting of heads of various institutions and departments of Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar was held under the chairmanship of vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq in the senate hall. Registrar Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Gandapur, dean basic medical sciences Professor Dr. Jawad Ahmed, dean allied health sciences Professor Dr. Haider Darain and heads of various constituent institutes and sections participated in the meeting. The meeting reviewed the implementation of previous decisions while the heads of various institutions presented new agenda items related to their institutions.
The meeting was informed that the requirements required for the approval of the Pharmacy Council of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IPS) are being met on an urgent basis and the process of deployment of faculty in this regard is in progress, while the Pharmacy Council inspection is expected in the last week of December. The Principal KIMS Kohat said that the new girls’ hostel of the college will be functional soon where electricity and other basic necessities have been provided but shifting the college to new building may take at least another six months. 
Meanwhile, the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq while addressing the meeting said that with the development of science and technology, the importance and need for use of modern resources in the field of medical education has increased manifold. He said that along with the concept of smart classrooms, we should connect all the remote campuses of the university with the central campus through modern technology and in this regard the IT department has a huge responsibility. He said that the use of innovative concepts in digitalization for the promotion of medical education and quality teaching is an important requirement of the time. He said that the use of digital technology would not only save time and resources but would also open up new avenues for wide exchange and utilization of knowledge under one roof.
The vice chancellor directed the deputy director library to open sub-branches of central library in the remote campuses of KMU and visit the concerned institutions in this regard and present a workable proposal at the next meeting. He stressed on the need to make the hostel for female students functional in the existing building of INS as soon as possible. He termed the apply of thousands of students in KMU's undergraduate programs as a sign of confidence of parents and students in KMU and hoped that KMU would not hurt the trust of parents and students and will continue to do so in the future with the same enthusiasm.