GUJAR KHAN: The newly-appointed provincial minister for higher education and information technology, Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz, on Saturday said continuation of Imran Khan’s vision of promoting higher education would be his top priority and he would resume the process of digitalisation of higher education.

Talking to Dawn in Chakwal, Mr Raja said the mechanism of e-transfers of college teachers on merit and disbursement of Rehmatul Lil Alameen endowment scholarships to the deserving bright students were some of the initiatives he intended to undertake.

He said establishment of universities at the district and divisional levels were his accomplished tasks and keeping in view the vision of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, Government Women University Sixth Road and Govt Viqarun Nisa University in Rawalpindi city and Govt College Chakwal were elevated to the university level.

Mr Raja said provision of education at the students’ doorsteps was essential for development and that he would resume this process with more vigour and introduce more reforms.

He said e-transfers of professors had ensured bribery-free and merit-based transfers via online submission of applications, adding that more initiatives to digitalise students’ database and faculty development would be launched in the higher education department.

Talking about development projects in Chakwal, the provincial minister said the projects that were slowed down due to change in the provincial setup would be completed on priority basis.

Published in Dawn, August 7th, 2022

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