QUETTA   -  An agreement was signed between University of Balochistan (UoB) and the United Nations High Commis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday to promote quality of edu­cation by joint cooperation.

The agreement was signed by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Dr Shafiqur Rehman and UN­HCR head of sub-office Irvin Polikar.

Jalal Khan Kakar, assistant program officer of NHRC, teachers and officers of Balochistan University were also present on this occasion. Under the agreement, both institutions will im­prove the quality of education through cooperation and collaboration includ­ing joint promotion of educational, re­search and training activities.

The delegation was briefed about the educational, research activities, development projects and future programs of the University and told that educational, research and train­ing activities would be implemented through cooperation of various de­partments including the welfare of Afghan refugees by providing them higher education opportunities for which UNHCR will ensure coopera­tion and supply of research materials.

Steps are being taken to imple­ment joint projects and in the future, educational and research activities will be promoted jointly with United Nations educational institutions and University of Balochistan. Under the agreement, cooperation and expe­riences will be utilized to achieve higher education.

On this occasion, the Vice Chancel­lor said that better relations between institutions, cooperation and collabo­ration were indispensable for the acquisition of modern research and knowledge. He said the Balochistan University has established relations with various educational institutions to make it possible to achieve higher education by using each other’s edu­cational and research experiences