RAWALPINDI: Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) on Tuesday made its new building in Chakri functional by shifting six departments in the first phase.

The Chakri campus has commenced academic activities in the following departments: biotechnology, bioinformatics, physics, electronic engineering, law, and commerce. This campus is on 133 Kanals, with departmental blocks, a hostel for 300 girls, and areas for sports and other facilities.

As the number of students increased at the FJWU campus (former presidency) on The Mall, the Punjab government provided land and funds for the new campus. Initially, six departments have shifted to Chakri Campus, and in the second phase, all the departments will be shifted. The present campus would be turned into an academic campus.

The first women’s university in the country reached a milestone with the inauguration of its new campus in the Chakri area. The campus, which commenced classes for six departments, marked a significant leap forward in women’s education and opened doors to a brighter future for the local community.

The inauguration ceremony was held in Chakri, and Prof. Dr. Uzaira Rafique Vice Chancellor of Fatima Jinnah Women University, was the chief guest. The ceremony was attended by a large number of students, faculty, and staff members.

Dr Uzaira Rafique expressed deep gratitude for the dedicated efforts of the faculty and staff involved in achieving the successful establishment and commencement of classes at the new campus.

Highlighting the importance of this milestone, Dr.Uzaira Rafique emphasised the pivotal role of the Chakri Campus in shaping the future of women’s education. She described it as a historic moment, marking the first female university campus in the entire Chakri area.

“The inauguration of this campus signifies a new era of educational opportunities for the local community, offering access to higher education and empowering individuals to pursue their academic aspirations,” she said.

She said that the university was also working to improve the condition of the present building, and new buses would be procured to transport the students to the new campus. She said that the young women would be provided with a safe and secure environment in the university so that they would get a higher education without any hurdle.

Published in Dawn, February 21st, 2024

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