Peshawar, May 27, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Public Relations, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that despite repeated instructions, Agriculture University of Peshawar has failed to introduce the Tenure Track System which was a clear proof of the inefficiency of University administration that result into exploitation of efficient and talented servants of the university.
He said this was a very important issue which would be brought into the notice of the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Agriculture Minister Arbab Muhammad Ayub Jan.
This, he said , while talking to a delegation of Agriculture University Teachers Association which was led by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shafi that called on him in Peshawar, the other day.
Members of the delegation informed the Minister about their difficulties and the role of Agriculture University in development of agriculture. The delegation, on this occasion appreciated the provincial government for its decisions of allocating 4 percent of its GDP to Education, establishment of eight universities and eight campuses during the last four years.
Lauding the promulgation of University Act, members of the delegation said that it was a welcome step adding that it would prove to be an important milestone in development of the province.
Mian Iftikhar on this occasion regretted that one-step fall of Agriculture University in the national ranking was a matter of grave concern despite having 160 Ph.D teachers. He said that university administration has taken serious step on this account.
The minister said that after passage of 18th amendment, the universities were now a provincial subject adding that the provincial government would take every possible step to bring all universities of the province at par with standard ones.
He said the technical universities performed very important role in development of the country; therefore, it would be the effort of the government to establish more and more such universities. He said the Higher Education Commission would remain with the centre till the next NFC Award and letter it would be shifted to the provinces. The provincial government, he maintained has already done home work in this respect.
Speaking on the demand for establishment of Veterinary university in the province, the information minister said that it played an important role in the agriculture sector and our youth were seeking admissions in Veterinary Institute of Punjab province. He said that Veterinary Faculty would be strengthened so that a university could be established for this purpose.
Members of the delegation thanked the minister for listening to their problems and also pledged their all out support to the government.
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