PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to streamline the administrative affairs of all universities in the public sector on a professional basis.
The decision was taken to ensure the best management of the public sector universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of Higher Education and Information Kamran Khan Bangash visited Governor Shah Farman and discussed university affairs with him, an official statement released on Monday said. During the meeting, Kamran briefed the governor on the results of the measures taken for the promotion of higher education in the province.
Shah Farman appreciated five universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Peshawar, Haripur and Malakand and others, which were included in the world ranking due to their good performance.
“It is necessary to manage the administration of all public universities in the province in a fully specialized and professional manner, adopting international standards of administration so that the teaching, research and administration sides can exercise their responsibilities effectively,” a- he added.
The governor said that holding fiscal meetings and approving the budget for the first time at 30 government universities is a step towards establishing financial discipline at these universities.
He added, however, that there would be no compromise on financial discipline in public universities at any cost in the future. On the occasion, Kamran Bangash discussed the performance of Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar, as part of the provincial government’s efforts to effectively combat the corona outbreak.
He said a target of 15,000 tests had been met as a mass and drive-thru vaccination center was set up at the KMU to protect people from Covid-19. The special assistant said more than 3,000 people were vaccinated daily at the KMU, including the disabled and the elderly.