Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Education of women is the best way to educate children. Change in generations and social setup has necessitated that both spouses work and join professions to earn their livelihood. Women should be provided all possible facilities for their growth and development. I am happy to see women of Gujrat growing by leaps and bounds. These views were expressed by Consul General USA Ms Nina Maria Fite in a discussion with faculty and students on the topic of “Challenges to Women in Education” at the video conference Hall. She was all joy in negotiating ideas about the emancipation and empowerment of women. It was interesting to compare the women of two countries Vis-a-Vis growth and development of women. In answering a question Ms Nina Maria remarked that the largest exchange program of the world was going on in Pakistan in terms of scholarships and scholarly activities. Earlier Dr Mudassar gave a detailed orientation about the growth and development of the university where students strength has risen to about 17000.
“It is very salutary that UOG is empowering women by imparting to them necessary skills and knowledge so as to prepare them for workplace. I have been pleased to learn that the University Of Gujrat (UOG) hosts 60% of its students as female students and in the latest admissions 85% female students have been inducted in the university. I had a very good impression about UOG and I am happy to witness a thriving, vibrant campus of the UOG. It smacks of its visionary leadership”, remarked Honourable Consul General of USA Ms Nina Maria Fite at her orientation cum welcome ceremony on her arrival at UOG at Vice Chancellor’s office.
Consul General Ms Nina Maria Fite arrived in the company of her Public Affairs Officer Ms Brinille Eliane Ellis and other officers including Ms Tahira Habeeb Admin Officer, Ms Arisha Bano Media Coordinator. She was received and welcomed by the senior staff. Later she was introduced to Mr Mohammad Akram Bhatti Registrar UOG, Dr Mudassar Iqbal Director (ORIC), Professor Javed Sajjad consultant to VC, Mr Mohammad Yaqoob Manager Research Operation (ORIC), and other officers. She was given orientation about the university by senior staff.
She moved around the campus and visited thesis exhibition “Vision 2030”, arranged by School of Art Design and Architecture (SADA). Prof Ghaffar Mohiuddin gave a detailed briefing about the creative activities of SADA.
Consul General was delighted to see many innovative models and designs built by the students. She was pleased to see photographic exhibition. She was taken to FM Radio station FM 106.06 of the UOG where her short interview was recorded.The Consul General along with her entourage visited the Mazar of Hafiz Hayat which is being renovated by the Archaeology Department with US aid. She was highly pleased to visit this historic site which houses the seminal residential school of Hafiz Hayat which now has burgeoned into a full-fledged university