Services of retired faculty appreciated at annual dinner reception
Like every year, Sargodha University hosted a dinner reception on November 14, 2019 for its faculty and staff to pay tributes to its professors retired in the past year for their distinctive service at the University.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad paid tribute to the retiring faculty members and staffers for their effortless service and contributions towards the prosperity of the University. He emphasized that Sargodha University is gradually moving towards the progress and will soon achieve its set academic standards.
“After joining the University, initially we started working on agenda of reforms and accomplished the short-term goals within one year. Later on, we focused on competency development of students and now we will utilize all resources for the development of faculty members and staffers,” he added.
He also informed that the selection of faculty members after the Syndicate and Selection Boards meetings is a manifestation of improvement in faculty’s trust, and this will eventually lead to filling the required seats for faculty members in all disciplines. “The essential measures are being taken for the time scale promotion and regularization, also the Associate Degree Program has been launched."
The Vice Chancellor also shared how the establishment of fifth Confucius Institute at Sargodha University will take Sargodha region towards a new economic development as SU is continuously working on building a pool of human resource which is well trained, qualified and acquainted with the Chinese language to serve the local community and add value to economic development of the country. Establishment of the Institute will significantly help the youth to equip themselves with the right kind of skills and knowledge to fully utilize the opportunities emerging from CPEC, he remarked.
Sharing his thoughts upon his retirement, Dr Nawaz Mehsood appreciated the respect and compassion he received from his co-faculty members and students during the time period spent at the University.
At the end, Director Pakistan Institute of China Studies (PICS) Dr Fazalur Rahman, Dean Faculty of Agriculture Dr Muhammad Afzal, Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Dr Sajid Bashir, and Director Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) Dr Farooq Anwar, also shared their views.