Peshawar: 26 May: Minority students are going to get special quota seats for admission in various disciplines of University of Peshawar. This was decided in ``principle`` in an open forum held for Minority students at University of Peshawar with the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Qibla Ayaz in chair. It was decided that the quota allocation would be put forth in the agenda of upcoming meeting of the academic council for final approval. The open forum was organized by Directorate of Admissions UoP in order to seek suggestions from the non Muslim students and adopt them accordingly for their facilitation.
The students welcomed proposed announcement of scholarships by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for minority students. They said that financial assistance for the minority students would certainly raise literacy rate, as most of them drop out from higher education due to non affordance. They requested the authorities concerned to allocate fund for their P. hD scholarships, which were agreed to be pursued.
The minority students should ideally be called as non Muslim students, said Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Prof. Dr. Qibla Ayaz on the occasion. He added, Peshawar University is host to around eighty five minority students on an average each year, that are enrolled in various departments and colleges of the University. These graduating students are contributing a great deal to the economy and infrastructure development of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and country at large, VC, added.
Prof. Dr. Qibla Ayaz said, borders are becoming increasingly redundant in the 21st century and very soon the concept of soft borders would emerge. Students of our University must be mindful of this fact and should prepare themselves for global citizenship along with the opportunities and challenges it is going to pose.
The Vice Chancellor urged the students to work very hard to make themselves compatible and compete in the job markets. University of Peshawar would feel pride in offering guidance, encouragement and other new requirement that are necessary for your promotion and excellence in your fields of specialty, he added.
Foreign media is presenting a gloomy picture of our society by describing it as intolerant. The on ground reality however is certainly contrary to this, VC said. The non Muslim students must come up in such situations and serve as ambassadors of this region and tell the world that every religion has the right to exercise their own preaching’s in KP and FATA without any hindrance by enlarge, the Vice Chancellor said.
he meeting was attended by Registrar Dr. Syed Fazl i Hadi, Director Admission Dr. Hizbullah Khan, Principal Jinnah College for Women Prof. Dr. Neelofar Zeb Arbab and minority students of University of Peshawar.
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