FAISALABAD: Punjab Governor, who is Chancellor University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said all-out efforts are being made to improve the quality of education to meet the challenges of the modern era with trained manpower and knowledge-based economy.
He expressed these views during a meeting with University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan. He said that under the US Knowledge Corridor and the Higher Education Commission, students are being provided opportunities to study abroad that would help them learn from other experiences. He said that the USDA has been revived. As a result, the Centre for Advanced Studies which was established in the UAF will emerge in a better way. He said that during his visit to the United States, he had taken steps to enhance cooperation between the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and the University of California, Davis. He urged the scientists of the university to play their due role in increasing the yield per acre, providing the best seeds, profitable agriculture and acquainting the farmers with modern technology.
He said that agriculture was being given top priority at the government level. He said that more than 60 percent of the population of Pakistan was associated with agriculture which was directly linked to poverty alleviation. He said that efforts were being made for of PC 1 filed in the federal government for the improvement of seeds so that high quality seeds could be delivered.
UAF Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that the revival of the Centre for Advanced Studies would enhance agriculture development due to modern research and agricultural trends. He congratulated the Governor of Punjab on reviving Centre for Advanced Studies. He said revolutionary measures were being taken at the government level to stabilize agricultural development and increase production per acre. This will ensure adequate food availability for the growing population. He said that increase in support price for wheat has improved the economic condition of farmers.-PR
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