Presiding over the fifth meeting of the university’s senate, which met under his chairmanship at Governor’s House, Peshawar on Monday, the governor particularly referred to working of private medical colleges affiliated to it and stressed for maintaining proper mechanism for ensuring efficient system, through which working of such institutions could be ensured up to the mark. The meeting besides others was attended by the secretaries of Health, Administration and Finance Departments of the provincial government while Prof Dr Hafeezullah, vice chancellor of the university highlighted the achievements, prevailing state of working and future goals for further promotion of research and educational activities of the university. “There is also the need to chalk out concrete proposals and place them before the house of its next session for consideration and approval, for making achievement of the desired goals possible,” the governor added.
Appreciating the achievements of the university in a short span of time, the governor said, “ensuring quality education is a continuous process and keeping in view the nature of responsibilities of the university in this respect, it should have sufficient power to deal with emerging situations, which should also include to de-affiliate any institution, if someone fails in making output of the desired level.
Meanwhile, the meeting thread-barely discussed agenda items and took decisions there-upon which also included both administrative as well as financial matters with special focus on academic and research development activities under the aegis of the university. The meeting also approved certain amendments in service statutes - 2008 of the university; law ensuring amicable working atmosphere in institutions and affiliation of certain private health educational institutions. Formal approval of the shifting of the Kohat Institute of Medical Sciences from Kohat University of Science and Technology to Khyber Medical University was also accented by the senate.
The senate of the Khyber Medical University also approved its budget estimates for the year 2011-12 and actual budgetary expenditures for the year 2010-11 as well as the annual report.
Prof Dr Hafeeullah, Vice Chancellor of the University earlier highlighting its working said, “the university with its six constituent institutions is offering Ph.D and M.Phil studies besides masters and graduate programmes in various disciplines and with the return of more scholars currently doing their higher studies abroad, almost all its constituent institutions would be in a position to offer Ph.D level studies. The university, he added, is offering educational facilities of unique nature in certain cases in the country and with the further development of all its constituent institutions, its working will become exemplary at the national level in all respects.