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US CG Grace Shelton asks students to be the change that builds Pakistan tomorrow!

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JAMSHORO: Consul General of USA Grace Shelton has said that: “Each one of you has the talent, motivation, and dedication to help solve many of the water-related problems facing Pakistan today”. 

She was speaking to the fresh graduates at the convocation ceremony of the first group of Master’s Degree from the US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water today here at Mehran University.

Addressing the students she further held: “With your newly acquired skills and knowledge, you are ready to make important contributions to enhance access to clean water, sanitation, and proper hygiene; protect water-related ecosystems; and, help Pakistan adapt to the threats posed by climate change. 

“So, I congratulate you, but I also challenge you – From this day forward:  Make a difference and be the change that builds Pakistan’s tomorrow!” 

She joined Vice Chancellor of MUET, Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili in handing out diplomas and medals to the students graduating from the US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University. 

Vice Chancellor expressed his appreciation for USAID support and thanked the people of the United States for supporting education and health projects in the province. 

This happens to be the first group of graduating students who also participated in an exchange program with students and professors from the University of Utah, a program supported by the U.S. Government.  The graduates also received scholarships from the United States Government.

_______________________________________________________________________________PS: The U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University is one of four new research centers the United States Government has built and continues to support at Pakistani universities.  The four U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies are one component of the U.S. Government’s $127 million program that supports applied research to find innovative solutions for Pakistan’s water, energy, agriculture, and food security challenges.

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Excelling at Education

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KARACHI: Araiz Hasan Barohi, 17, has contributed significantly towards presenting the positive image of Pakistan by excelling at education.

According to details Araiz Hasan Barohi, hailing from the city of Nawabshah (Province of Sindh), has been bequeathed ‘Top of the World Award’ 2017 for acquiring the highest marks globally in the subject of Mathematics.  

Those who acquire cent per cent marks in the Cambridge exams – in addition to their extra-curricular activities – are bestowed following distinctions: i) City; ii) Country; iii) Regional; and finally iv) Top in the World Award 

Government should consider providing scholarship to this brilliant pupil enabling him to pursue higher edification abroad.

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PM awards Cadets at Hasanabdal College!

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HASANABDAL: Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi seen awarding runners-up trophy to Aakif Shahbaz Rattu and others here at Cadet College. 

 

 

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(VIDEO AND TEXT) VC Altaf Hussain all set to transform FUUAST into a world-class university!

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M. M. ALAM

KARACHI: Venue was the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) where journalists from all over the Metropolis converged to be part of a Presser addressed by the recently appointed (on 7th of December, 2017) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. S. Altaf Hussain.

Speaking on the occasion he drew a parallel between a Mosque and a University and held that both should be equally revered.

He said that for him the students’ education and interests were of ultimate importance and any failing in this respect would not be tolerated.

Maintaining that teachers’ job was to edify and concentrate on research work, VC held that it was not appropriate for them to demonstrate on the roads and hold press conferences.

Pointing towards the ongoing agitation by teachers of the University, VC said that there were not more than 15 teachers involved in the manifestation against administration for their own agenda risking the academic future of thousands of the University students.  

Dr. Altaf Hussain, while elaborating that few teachers who are receiving hundreds of thousands of rupees under the tenure track system told that they also wanted to encroach upon the administrative posts instead of teaching.

He told that legally such teachers could not hold any administrative posts.

According to the VC Dr. Hussain due to inappropriate stance of such teachers students are continuously suffering, rate of admission is diminishing and the University is facing financial losses.

He said that as the VC of Allama Iqbal Open University for almost five years he had managed to transform the institution into one of the world’s best universities.

Dr. Altaf Hussain said that he wanted to act in the same dynamic way to ameliorate the standards of Urdu University as well.

He held that fearing the accountability and imminent transformation, ten to fifteen teachers were trying to create hurdles and pressurize the administration in order to protect their own interests.

Vice Chancellor, while warning those involved in politics of severe actions, assured the teachers and non-teaching staff that with their support the university would soon come out of the present tribulations and progress towards a brilliant future.

 

 

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