DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Vice Chancellor Gomal University, Major Gen (r), Hamid Shafiq on Saturday vowed to uphold merit in order to ensure quality education and effectively resolve problems of employees.
The newly-appointed Vice Chancellor was speaking in an introductory meeting with heads of the various sections of the administration and academic departments. He listened to their problems and had input for ensuring better working environment.
He said he would try his level best to work to the best of his abilities and devote more time for the betterment of the university to make it one the best educational institutions of the country.
He called upon the participants to come forward and make collective efforts to achieve new heights of development in terms of ensuring quality education which offered solutions to the contemporary challenges besides shaping personality of students who could play more positive role for a healthy society’s development.
He said Gomal university was not meant only for the student of the Southern districts, but it was precious asset of the entire nation and efforts should be made to make it an exemplary institution, he added.
He said nepotism and favoritism would be strongly discouraged and that no compromise would be made on merit to ensure quality in education and administer justice to all including students,teaching and non-teaching staff to have conductive working environment within the premises.
He said solid measures would be made for removing sense of deprivation among employees by resolving problems, at the earliest.
However, he said, it was not a responsibility of any single individual to resolve all these issues and added there was a need to work like a team to successfully carry forward and implement the reform agenda for the university’s development and sort out the pending issues, if any.
Meanwhile, the university’s employees hosted a farewell party to the outgoing Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Inayatullah Khan Babar who was widely praised for services he rendered during his stay for the university’s development.
The participants said during his three-year tenure, the university witnessed an era of development and prosperity and as result of cooperation of the teaching and non-teaching staff an academic council was set up, which would go a long way in raising education standards, they observed.
Besides taking serious measures for resolving employees’ problems, the speakers said during his tenure being a Vice Chancellor, approval was granted for establishing new departments to promote modern education in order to effectively tackle contemporary and future challenges.
Later, the outgoing Vice Chancellor, who was presented a shield in recognition of his services, expressed gratitude and thanks to the employees for extending their full cooperation in resolving the university’s problems.