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KEMU syndicate okays girls’ shifting to boys hostel

LAHORE: King Edward Medical University Syndicate on Monday approved the varsity management’s decision to accommodate female students in the boys’ hostel located on McLoad Road.

Presided over by KEMU pro-vice chancellor Prof Dr Asad Aslam, the Syndicate meeting was attended by University of Engineering and Technology (UET) VC, the health special secretary, Higher Education Commission additional secretary, finance deputy secretary, medical superintendents of Mayo, Lady Aitchison and Lady Willingdon hospitals, besides senior faculty members of the varsity.

The decision to shift female students to the boys’ hostel was taken after the UET engineering and building departments’ reports declared the old girls’ hostel structure dangerous, recommending its demolition to avoid any accident, owing to its dilapidated condition.

The male students launched agitation and refused to vacate the hostel for the girls.

The meeting participants were informed that 62.6 per cent of the KEMU students were females, while a new batch of MBBS was also ready to join the classes on December 13. Hence, the girl students were facing enormous accommodation problems.

Giving legal cover to the decision, the Syndicate said the girls would use the new accommodation till the construction of new hostel on the premises of the varsity for them.

Research: The Technology Upgradation and Skills Development Company has launched sector research projects to help the five manufacturing industrial clusters of Pakistan.

According to a spokesperson, the research and development unit of the company has performed preliminary studies to dig out few of the most yielding industrial fragments carrying the potentials to feed the national economy. The final sector selection has been made weighing the significance of their contribution towards national GDP growth rate.

The fans, sport goods, surgical instruments, plastic goods and two and three wheelers automobiles sectors indicate huge employment and exports potentials while formulating a substantial chunk of national revenue, said the spokesperson.