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Lahore college to set up Chinese language centre

Lahore college to set up Chinese language centre

LAHORE: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) is going to establish a Chinese language centre on its campus.

“We are going to establish a Chinese language centre in the varsity within six months and also hire foreign faculty in this regard,” LCWU Vice Chancellor Dr Rukhsana Kausar said.

Talking to journalists here on Monday, Dr Kausar said the varsity would also propose to make this project a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), adding that students who learnt Chinese language could be hired for CPEC-related projects.

She further said the varsity had recently signed memoranda of understanding with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Punjab Information Technology Board regarding a smart university project and Chief Minister’s Rozgar Training Programme, respectively.

Dr Kausar said PC-I of the construction of the varsity’s sub-campus at Kala Shah Kaku had been prepared and submitted to the Punjab government for grant of funds. On the other hand, a sub-campus in Jhang, which was funded by the HEC, had become functional.

“For the first time we have also started counselling services for hostel students effectively addressing their problems. Besides, we have decentralised the varsity budget for department and office wise allocation,” the VC added.

UET: A symposium on ‘Fun Materials in Applied Chemistry and Catalysis’ was organised by the Chemistry Department of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) here on Monday.

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Humanities and Islamic Studies Dean Prof Dr Shahid Rafique was the chief guest. Symposium chairperson Prof Dr Syeda Rubina Gilani briefed the audience about the importance of science and technology. She said such events should be arranged to sensitise the people about seeking modern techniques.

WALK: The Blood Donation Society of Government College University (GCU) on Monday arranged an awareness walk to mark World Thalassaemia Day.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and GCU Dean Faculty of Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning Prof Dr Iqbal Shahid led the walk attended by students and faculty members.

They were holding banners and placards inscribed with messages about thalassaemia and its treatment.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Dr Shah said GCU student societies played a very active role in raising awareness about different chronic diseases.

“Prevention is better than cure. Every member of society should be screened [for thalassaemia] through a simple blood test before marriage,” he added.

Published in Dawn, May 09th, 2017

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