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SBBWU marks foundation day

By Bureau report
May 23, 2024
Provincial Minister for Higher Education, Meena Khan along with others cut cake during Foundation Day ceremony of the SBBWU at university premises in Peshawar on May 22, 2024. — PPI
Provincial Minister for Higher Education, Meena Khan along with others cut cake during Foundation Day ceremony of the SBBWU at university premises in Peshawar on May 22, 2024. — PPI

PESHAWAR: Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University commemorated 19th Foundation Day with a two-day culture festival, which concluded here on Wednesday.

Minister for Higher Education Meena Khan was the chief guest on the occasion. The university signed eight MoUs with different organisations wherein research, faculty exchange programs and soft skill development collaborations will be focused for the students of the university.

The university also launched an Alumna’s start up, day dreamers event management company through the platform of the university to encourage students to build their inclination towards entrepreneurial startups.

The award for best teacher for the year 2022-23 was awarded to Ruqqiya Bibi of the Department of Chemistry.On the occasion the university VC, Prof Dr Safia Ahmed (TI) shared a brief history of the university and shared the hurdles faced by the university including shortage of funds and ban on recruitments.

This has led to various administrative and academic issues due to lack of staff. She also emphasized on the need of more academic blocks and hostels so that various other disciplines may be initiated for the females.

Meena Khan appreciated the university’s efforts in the field of research collaborations. He said that the universities are research engines. Every university must focus on their Office of Research and Commercialization and Innovation along with quality assurance.

He told the audience that the issues highlighted by the vice-chancellor were already under consideration and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was planning and working to introduce the provincial higher education commission so that the issues related to universities may be addressed on priority basis with added emphasis.