Khyber Medical University (KMU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hafizullah Saturday distributed laptops among 87 students of the Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology (PICO) at the Hayatabad Medical Complex under the Nawa-e-Sahar Laptop Scheme of the provincial government.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Hafizullah said the distribution of laptops among thousands of undergraduate students in the medical, dental and other health-related institutes would inculcate a new education culture in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said computer was the basic need for students in the modern age and education without the use of information technology could hardly contribute to the national development.
The vice-chancellor lauded the KP government for providing a large number of computers to the KMU under the Nawa-e-Sahar Laptop Scheme. He said the preference by the provincial government to provide more computers to the health sector students was a proof of the best performance of the medical students enrolled on the KMU.
He pointed out besides the medical and dental students, for the first time the students of nursing, paramedics, physiotherapy and community ophthalmology had also been included in the list to benefit from the scheme.
The KMU vice-chancellor encouraged the girls and boys receiving the laptops to use the technology for access to information and knowledge. The laptops were distributed among the PICO BSc Vision-1 Sciences first year, second and third year outstanding students. KMU Director Academics Dr Shad Muhammad and PICO Dean Prof Nasir Saeed were also present on the occasion.