Loralai University to help end illiteracy in less developed areas of Balochistan

QUETTA    -  The Uni­versity of Loralai will help end il­literacy and promote higher educa­tion in the less developed far-flung areas of Balochistan that has been completed at a cost of Rs 1493.751 million. The Higher Education Commission has provided funds for the university with the objec­tive of establishing the university to provide better opportunities of higher education to the students of Loralai and its adjoining districts of Panjgur, Awaran, Gwadar, Barkhan, Kohlu, Musakhel, Killa Saifullah, Zbob and Ziarat. At present, there were 1,200 students enrolled in the University that was offering nine programmes in 10 departments with a total enrollment capacity of 1, 500-2,000 in the university. An official of the Balochistan Govern­ment told APP that as a result of implementation of these projects, the enrollment of students at grad­uation, masters, MPhil and PhD levels would increase considerably. The provincial government has al­ready provided 500 acres land for development of all proposed facili­ties for Loralai University. Similarly, the annual recurring expenditure and income after completion of the Loralai University was estimated to be the same as was for the Turbat University. The University of Lo­ralai being developed at a vast area has a students’ facilitation center, and all facilities for co-curricular activities to provide learning envi­ronment for the students at the var­sity. Moreover, the University apart from the ten departments had also established a law college in the varsity that would be functional by March 2023 as progress on the development work was underway. The youth of Balochistan used to travel to Karachi and districts of Punjab and Islamabad to acquire education that was economically unfeasible and difficult for the stu­dents hailing from low income fam­ilies and communities. The dedi­cated higher education facility for Loralai would be helpful in ending discrimination of the undeserved masses and youth of the far-flung areas who would get a level play­ing field to polish their educational and interpersonal skills. During the formulation of the varsity quality of education and standards were be­ing set and well maintained to en­sure merit and quality over quan­tity at the University of Loralai. Political instability, paralysed social mindset, and rampant nepotism have largely crippled educational institutions in Pakistan. Another factor that is driving Pakistani uni­versities to the fringe of academic fiasco is the financial irregularities

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