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Friday, May 03, 2013
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Progress linked to higher education


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FAISALABAD: Higher education rate is very low in the country as compared to the developed countries, said Government College University Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Dr Zakir Hussain.


Addressing a meeting of the Directorate of Distance Learning here on Thursday, he said that there was a need to increase the rate of higher education by creating awareness among the masses about the importance of education. He said that higher education was a vehicle for the economic development and progress of any country.


Speaking on the occasion, Distance Learning Programme Director Dr Naeem Mohsin said that the GCUF was offering BBA and MBA (Banking and Finance), BBA Business Administration, MPA, MSc (Mathematics), MSc (Economics), MEd, BEd, BCom, MCom, MA (English), MA and MPhil (Islamic Studies), MPhil (Education) and other disciplines under the distance learning programmes. He said that 2,400 students were enrolled under the GCUF’s Distance Learning Programme in 20 disciplines.