Shortage of 7,000 lecturers and 5,000 PhDs staff is required across the province, according to Syed Raza Ali Gillani. Higher education department told Punjab Minister for Higher Education that 7,000 posts of lecturers and 5,000 and PhDs staff had been lying vacant since long.
“With the purpose of filling these seats without wastage of time, the chief minister would be appeal to make instant arrangements in the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC).
“International universities will also spread out their collaboration for offering world-class education in this innovative park, which will be totally different from the other projects. Meanwhile, 1:30 teacher-students ratio has also been decided to keep in the higher education institutions so that teachers can sufficiently cover up the educational needs of every student,” the minister further said.
The minister was speaking the oath taking ceremony of newly selected office bearers of the Lahore Education Reporters Association at the Arfa Karim Software Technology Park on Wednesday.
The function was prearranged in cooperation with Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC), whose chairman Dr M Nizamuddin joined the ceremony by way of the guest of honour. Mass communication department students of a local degree college also appeared in the ceremony and raise different questions to the minister.
According to the Raza Gillani, an all-inclusive methodology had been take on to improve the quality of higher education in the province. He further added that several projects were happening to advance the capabilities of teachers.
We look forward to the PHEC that he will maintain international standards in the higher educational sector.