LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 1st Augst,2016) : The 5th meeting of syndicate of Government College for Women University, Madina Town was held on Monday at the University Committee Room, presided over by Punjab Minister for Higher Education Begum Zakia Shahnawaz. The educational and administrative activities, financial matters, future education plans, increasing the financial resources and other relating matter came under discussion during the meeting.
VC Prof Dr Noureen Aziz Qureshi gave presentations about the performance, education matters, available facilities, new initiatives and issues of GC Women University. The minister expressed her satisfaction over the performance and new initiatives of the GC Women University. She said that the Punjab government was utilising all-out resources for providing facilities to the students and Rs 46.86 billion funds had been allocated in the current financial year for the higher education sector.
She said that additional buildings and necessary equipment would be provided to the universities established in Sialkot,Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, Faisalabad and Multan. She said that a women university and IT & engineering university would also be established in Sialkot. The minister said that laptops would be distributed among 400,000 talented students in this year with a cost of Rs 4 billion. She said that girl students were being provided equal opportunity of higher education to bring them into mainstream of development.
She emphasised gearing up efforts for the establishment of GC Women University Faisalabad New Campus and directed that the planning should be done for rehabilitation of girls hostel. She assured that the required resources would be provided to the university for development and uplift of various faculties and other infrastructure. VC Prof Dr Noureen Aziz informed the minister about the GC Women University history and said 9762 girl students were studying in this university at present including 2,968 intermediate, 5,768 BS programmes, 706 Post-graduation, 301 MPhil and 19 PhD students.
She said that 396-acre land had been earmarked at Jaranwala Road for establishment of new campus of the university. Earlier in the the meeting, Fateha was offered for the departed soul of MPA Kaneez Ishaq and renowned social leader Abdul Sattar Edhi. The meeting was attended by members including MPAs Madeha Rana and Begum Suryia Nasim, VC Women University Multan Dr Shahida Hussain, VC Fatima Jinnah University Rawalpindi Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir, Acting VC Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Textile Designing Lahore Prof Hina Tayyaba, Prof Tariq Aziz, Afsar Sajid, Higher Commission and Finance Department Punjab representatives Barikullah, Aamir Saeed and others.