UET Peshawar VC elected chairman of VC’s committee


University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar Vice Chancellor (VC) Imtiaz H Gilani was elected public sector universities central and provincial vice chancellors committee chairperson on Thursday. A ballot was held from 72 public sector university VCs in lieu of the VC’s meeting held earlier to safeguard the interests of the Higher Education (HE) sector. The VC’s committee will function under the auspices of the Higher Education Commission to assist in policy analysis and strategic research in HE sector.
It will sensitize policy makers through advocacy to better formulate national education policy; build networks with key HE organisations worldwide and improve the HE sector, critical. Gilani said he would spearhead efforts to promote Higher Education (HE). He said four percent of the national budget needs to go to education. “Investment in education is critical to deal with global and national challenges,” he said.