STAFF REPORT PESH: Prof. DrIftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor of University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, has said that being the only public sector engineering university in KPK, the UET Peshawar is providing a helping hand in the development of the province by producing quality engineers.

“We believe in bringing reforms in the education system at the university and that is why the university is moving towards OBE System of learning,” said the VC while talking to the gathering arranged for media at the university campus.

He said that since taking over as the Vice Chancellor he has taken a number of decisions which included decentralisation of the duties by giving certain powers to the chairpersons of the departments so to ensure smooth flow of work without any delay.

While speaking about the accreditation issue, the VC said that he has taken up the issue with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) on war footings and the issue will be resolved soon. However, he added there was no major issue related to the accreditation.

Replying to a question regarding the Jalozai Campus of the university, the VC said that classes in four disciplines have already been started in Jalozai Campus and the quality of education at the campus could easily be judged by the fact that the all the faculty at the Jalozai Campus are PhDs. On the occasion, Prof. DrInayatUllah Babar, Registrar UET, said that the university administration fully accepts that new law and as per the law the university had already advertised the post of registrar.

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