By Hamid Khan Wazir
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Vice-Chancellor Quaid-I-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad and Chairman Vice-Chancellors Committee Pakistan Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah has stressed the need for collaborative efforts and close university alumni linkages to deal with the various challenges currently facing the higher education institutions in Pakistan especially during COVID-19 pandemic.
He shared his views during the virtual interactive session organized by Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association Pakistan.
Commenting over recent Golden Ages University ranking, the VC QAU congratulated the faculty, employees, and alumni over the recent inclusion of Quaid-i-Azam University among the top 100 universities.
He termed this great recognition as an outcome of untiring efforts and contributions by the QAU family.
He was of the view that with the provision of required financial support, QAU could win more laurels for the country both at regional and international levels.
He suggested the declaration of education emergency to overcome the financial and other challenges being faced by higher education institutions.
He also highlighted various initiatives to facilitate QAU students and improving quality of teaching and research including the establishment of first-ever directorates of student affairs and academics and strengthening of incubation, career counseling, and job placement centres.
While commenting over 20 years celebrations of the QAU Alumni Association, he appreciated two decades-long contribution for their alma mater.
He said that QAU would continue to work closely and benefit from the Alumni Association to undertake mega projects aimed at the welfare of QAU students.
He also mentioned the untiring sincere efforts of Late Sikandar Ahmad Rai and his team for the development of QAU.
The Secretary-General QAU Alumni Association Murtaza Noor assured that QAU Alumni Association would continue its cooperation for the betterment of the university.
In the end of the session, he responded to the questions raised by the Quaidians across the globe.
The interactive session was conducted by Murtaza Noor and Farhat Asif.