Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (R ) Tariq Pervez Khan has stressed upon the authorities of universities to promote research activities in order to impart research oriented knowledge to the students in the higher education institutions; and to take steps to align the curriculum of these institution to cater for the needs of the modern contemporary era, adding that due importance and attention should be given to higher education sector as it is the need of the hour.
He expressed these views while talking to the vice chancellor, Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar, Dr. Hafeezullah and vice chancellor, Agriculture University Peshawar, Mr. Khan Bahadar Marwat here on Thursday who called on him at his office separately and discussed with him the activities, achievements and future course of actions of their respective varsities.
The Chief Minister while lauding the role of KMU in the promotion of medical education on modern scientific lines said that the institution had a big name in the field of medical education not only in the province but in the whole country as well, adding that the services rendered by the institution in the field of medical are commendable.
The Chief Minister also praised the role of agriculture university for the development of agriculture sector, and stressed the need of research and experiments in the varsity to promote the agriculture sector on scientific lines so that the agriculture needs of the province could be met.
He said that the agriculture university could play an important role in making the province self-sufficient in agriculture products.