LAHORE: On Sunday, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar during the meeting to review matters related to the higher education department has ordered the concerned authorities to fill the vacant faculty posts in different colleges and universities across the province as soon as possible.
While conducting the meeting Usman Buzdar mentioned that while hiring the faculty members such as controllers and secretaries of the education boards the merit should be ensured to maintain the standard of education in Punjab.
The authorities also apprised the CM about the working progress of setting 15 new universities in the province and also discussed the joint projects of public and private universities to enhance the cooperation in the educational field.
The authorities at the meeting also decided to introduce the concept of Smart University in the province besides giving principal approval to make further hiring of College Teacher Interns (CTIs) across the province.
Chief Minister showed satisfaction about the recent development and said that the setting of Indus University at Rajanpur would fulfill the locals’ long-standing demand, adding that University of Taunsa and Women University, DG Khan would help to increase the rate of university graduates and also enhance the standard of education in the province.
He was told in the meeting that 197 higher education projects would be completed at a cost of Rs15 billion in the province. The process of transfer of land for 21 new colleges out of 88 has been completed this year.
Aside from Cm Busdar, the meeting was also attended by higher education minister Raja Yasir Humayun, principal secretary to CM, planning and development chairman, and higher education secretary.