Appointment of VCs of five KP universities notified

PESHAWAR: The provincial governing administration has notified appointment of vice-chancellors of five general public sector universities in the province for a interval of 3 years each by means of independent notifications issued listed here on Friday.

Dr Safia Ahmad, dean faculty of organic sciences, was appointed as vice-chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar, Dr Rasheed Ahmad, professional-vice-chancellor College of Malakand, was named as vice-chancellor of the same college, Dr Mohammad Shahab of the Division of Zoology Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, was preferred as vice-chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal Higher Dir, Dr Hassan Sher, professional-vice-chancellor College of Swat, has been chosen as vice-chancellor of the exact same college and Dr Shafiqur Rahman, chairman department of Biology College of Haripur has been appointed as vice-chancellor of the same college.

The positions for a complete of seven universities experienced been marketed in Could and September 2021. Prof Dr Jan Bakht, vice-chancellor Agriculture University Peshawar, was specified extension for yet another three-year time period and hence the procedure for appointment was created for six universities.

Appointment of the vice-chancellor for freshly set up Agriculture College Swat is however to be designed. There have been reservations in excess of the selection approach and fingers have been pointed to some top bosses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities and in particular to the head of the look for committee for appointment of vice-chancellors Prof Dr Ataur Rahman.

Just one widespread reservation is that the chairman of the committee likes and supports candidates from all-natural sciences and he avoids assigning the prestigious office to a applicant from social sciences.

All the newly appointed vice-chancellors for the 5 universities belong to all-natural sciences and very handful of of the aspirants from amongst the social sciences experienced been shortlisted and identified as for job interview.

The appointment approach this time was a great deal highlighted on social media and even the summary recommending names for diverse universities have been leaked in advance of the closing notification. A great number of allegations were being created towards the leading functionaries in the provincial authorities and their kin.

Nonetheless, all people allegations and criticisms fell on deaf ears and the remaining notifications were issued on Friday. All the names specified on the major of the panels of a few candidates have been appointed as vice-chancellor.