KHAIRPUR: Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur attended the Second National Vice Chancellors and Director Student Affairs Conference held at Islamabad organized by the Inter-University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS).
Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto shared his views and participated in the deliberation of the conference. Dr. Ibupoto remarked that the efforts of IUCPSS are highly commendable for the capacity building, academic linkages, sharing of expertise and best practices at the University level. He said the outcome of the conference will be benefited for the Tolerant and Peaceful University Campuses because youth is an agent of change in our society. Dr. Ibupoto remarked that the first ever National Student Societies Network has been established with the dynamic support of IUCPSS and the proactive role of Mr. Muhammad Murtaza Noor, National Coordinator IUCPSS is highly laudable in this regard. It is recalled that during the two days course of deliberations, overview of Azm-e-Pakistan activities at university campuses aimed at strengthening student societies/clubs was also shared. Panel and group discussions on the topics of student societies for peace building and role of faculty members/university administration in peace building were held. The participant Vice Chancellors and representatives of the Universities appreciated the efforts and various initiatives undertaken to promote values of peace, co-existence, harmony, responsible citizenship at university campuses.
In the wake of conference, a declaration was signed by the vice chancellors and representatives of the universities, it was agreed to join National Student Societies/Clubs Network and Inter University Alliance on Student Activities , organizing inter-university students activities and competitions, sharing best practices, expertise, knowledge and experience on effective engagement of students, award of Roll of Honour to acknowledge the talented students in co-curricular activities and extending cooperation in other areas of mutual interest related to effective engagement of students at university campuses. It is recalled that so far more than 50 universities have given their written consent to join National Student Societies Network.
Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rahman Chairman Prime Minister ‘s Task Force on Science and Technology highlighted importance of effective engagement of students through strengthening student societies/clubs at university campuses, promoting inter-university collaborations and organizing inter university co-curricular activities/competitions.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah Chairman Vice Chancellors Committee remarked that if we want our students to get opportunities in life, they should be active members of campus based student societies/clubs as employers also prefer those students with experiences in societies.