University of Turbat Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abdul Razzaq Sabir inaugurated a computer laboratory consisting of 35 latest system, gadgets and appliances. The laboratory was recently established at the University’s Gwadar Campus.
Speaking on the occasion, VC UoT said that the recent digital transformation had dramatically changed the learning paradigm and it was an undeniable fact that a sound infrastructure was a key to success in the modern world. He said the University’s Gwadar campus had been given access to the Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN) which provided Wifi and other IT related services to students, faculty members and administrative staff of the campus.
Dr. Sabir said that the availability of IT facilities enhanced the crisis management functions of the campus and it helped it to become more responsive to face challenges, like the COVID-19 outbreak. VC underscored that besides promoting research activities on the campus, these facilities also enabled the campus to manage online classes, distant e-learning and access to up-to-date information.
The Vice Chancellor assured the campus administration of complete technical and software support to further upgrade the computer lab and said that another well-equipped computer laboratory would soon be set up at the campus for its Computer Science department.
Campus Director Ijaz Ahmed thanked the vice chancellor for taking keen interest in the progress of Gwadar campus and inaugurating a latest computer lab on the campus.
Giving briefing on preparation for LMS, E-learning/online classes and overall progress of the campus, he said that the students of the Computer Science department were working on a project to develop new website for the campus.
VC appreciated campus director, incharge IT section, faculty members, admin staff and students for their efforts to uplift the campus in short span of time.
Campus Director Ijaz Ahmed, PSO to Vice Chancellor Chakar Haider, Incharge Computer science department Muhammad Akram, Incharge Management Science department Ubaid Ali, Incharge Commerce department Mujahid Hussain, Incharge Education department Mahira Khan, Assistant Director Admin & HR Abdul Majid, Assistant Director Finance Rehmatullah and other staff of the campus were also present on the occasion.
While briefing the vice chancellor, Incharge IT section Muhammad Akram said that 35 latest systems installed in computer lab with internet connectivity would cater to the needs of the students and they would be able to use and develop various software.
Meanwhile, vice chancellor also visited the Regional Campus of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) at Gwadar and called upon Regional Director Majid Hussain. Regional Director presented the gift of books to the Vice Chancellor for UoT’s Gwadar Campus.