Karachi:Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Javed R Laghari inaugurated the newly constructed building of the “Institute of Nursing” on the Ojha Campus of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on Saturday.
Dr Laghari said that the HEC was committed to promoting higher education in Pakistan and has made huge investment to develop the infrastructure of universities besides providing scholarship to enhance the skill and qualification of faculty members.
He said that besides that serious efforts were being made to promote research in academic institutions.
Dr Laghari said that higher education was key to the development any nation. He said that less than five per cent youth aged 17 to 23 go to universities and it was needed to be increased. The HEC chairman said that said he believed that qualified and trained nursing faculty was very important for every good medical institution.
Vice Chancellor DUHS Prof Masood Hameed Khan said that nurses were considered the backbone of the modern high quality health care system all over the world.
“Increasing population and rapid development in medical sciences has increased the demand for qualified and skilled nurses.”
The DUHS has established the Institute of Nursing at Rs182 million with the help of the HEC. The Institute is intending to offer nursing diploma, BSCN, MSCN and PhD degrees.
Dr Sharaf Ali Shah, Director Institute of Nursing also spoke. The News