Minister assures resolving SBBWU’s issues during 19th Foundation Day


Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar (SBBWU) commemorated the 19th Foundation Day followed by a two-day Culture Festival.
On the occasion Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Higher Education, Meena Khan graced the occasion as Chief Guest and started the ceremony with a cake cutting. The university signed 8 MoUs with different organizations wherein research, faculty exchange programs and soft skill development collaborations will be focused for the students of the university.
The university also launched an Alumna’s start up, Day Dreamers event Management Company through the platform of the university to encourage students to build their inclination towards entrepreneurial startups.
The award for Best Teacher for the year 2022-23 was accorded to Ms. Ruqqiya Bibi, Department of Chemistry. In parameters based on 9 broad areas including command of subject.
Teaching philosophy. Course syllabus, grading system, test and assignments lesson plan, classroom teaching, use of technology, student’s interaction and mentoring and student evaluation. She received an appreciation amount of Rs. 0. 2 million.
On the occasion the university VC, Prof. Dr. Safia Ahmed (T.I) shared a brief history of the university and shared the hurdles faced by the university including shortage of funds and ban on recruitments.
This has led to various administrative and academic issues due to lack of staff. She also emphasized on the need of more academic blocks and hostels so that various other disciplines may be initiated for the females.
Meena Khan, Minister for HE while addressing the audience appreciated university’s efforts in the field of research collaborations. He said that universities are research engines. Every University must focus on their Office of Research & Commercialization and Innovation along with Quality Assurance.
He enlightened the audience that the issues highlighted by the Vice Chancellor are already under consideration since many of the universities are facing the same issues and the KP government is planning and working to introduce our Provincial Higher Education Commission so that the issues related to universities may be addressed on priority basis with added emphasis.
The aim of the HE Department is to empower women and provide fair opportunities to everyone. The government is also thinking of developing a forwarded approach strategy for youth empowerment. The curriculum issues, financial deficit, good governance, quality education will be focused by the government to bring sustainability, he added.