VC UoS distributes fee reimbursement cheques among students

Monday 13 March 2017 4 months ago 76   Jamshoro   Print

VC Dr. Burfat giving away cheque to student

Report  Ali Murad Chandio : JAMSHORO: Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat distributed certificates among participants of a training workshop at the concluding ceremony held in the Senate Hall of Ghulam Mustafa Shah Administration Building, University of Sindh, Jamshoro here on Monday. The 10-day training workshop was held at the Institute of English Language & Literature (IELL) under Active Citizen Program (ACP) of British Council with the overarching aim to deepen trust and understanding within and between communities. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat on the occasion awarded certificates to all 35 participant students and 18 resource persons/ facilitators. Addressing the participants, the vice chancellor Dr. Burfat said that the ‘Mother Mortality Ratio (MMR) had increased from 147th last year to 149 adding that all the countries in the region had far better health indicators as compared to Pakistan. He said Pakistan sustained high MMR of 276 per 100,000 live births and the under-five child mortality rate of around 89 deaths per 1,000 live births during the last decade or so. He said the mortality rate among the under-five-year children born in a city like Karachi was as dismally high as 68 per 1,000 live births. “One in every 170 women in Pakistan has the lifetime risk of during-delivery death”, said Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat. He said the role of universities was important then to help reduce the mortality rate of under-five-year children and their mothers. He cited a fresh research as saying in 60 percent of the developing countries surveyed; city children living in poverty were more likely to die than those in the rural areas. 60 % of the world’s 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia including Pakistan and Africa, he said, prompting calls for action to reduce the infant-mother mortality. Dr. Burfat said that neo-natal death rate in the developed countries had become almost non-existent due to higher education intervention; whereas in Jamshoro there seemed no relief in the similar situation despite the presence of three mega universities, that were not unfortunately contributing towards the resolution of this problem which remained a big question mark. He said that “will and vision” could be a panacea to all social evils. He added that 70 percent people in Sindh were subjected to consuming turbid water which could be reversed by opportune and appropriate research input by the universities in Pakistan particularly Sindh. Among others, the director SU English Language & Literature Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmed Memon, director SU Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) Dr. Shahzad Ahmed Memon, director SU Office of Research and Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) were also present. In another parallel ceremony, Dr. Burfat also gave away cheques to the 22 scholars of M. Phil and PhD under Prime Minister Fee Reimbursement Scheme. 02