Jan Achakzai announces 400 scholarships and 50 laptops for UoT’s students

Posted on 28 Sep, 2023

The Caretaker Provincial Minister for Information, Jan Achakzai along with Commissioner Makran, Deputy Commissioner Kech, and other district officers visited the University of Turbat (UoT) on the 27th of September 2023. Vice Chancellor of the University of Turbat, Professor Dr. Jan Muhammad along with faculty members and university administration gave a warm welcome to the Caretaker Provincial Minister upon his arrival in the University. While talking to the occasion, the Caretaker Provincial Minister said that he was very happy to see that the University of Turbat was imparting quality education facilities to the youth of Kech and other areas of Balochistan. He hoped that the graduates of the University of Turbat would brighten the name of the country throughout the world. Appreciating the performance of the University he emphasized that we should pay more attention to open employable teaching departments in our universities so that the graduates of our universities would not face any difficulty in finding employment after their education. Appreciating the building of the University, the Caretaker Minister said that Turbat can be the gateway in this region for creating qualified human resources. He emphasized that we should keep our youth engaged in such activities that can increase their digital skills and capabilities. He said that this is the era of IT, e-commerce, e-employment, and artificial intelligence, therefore, the development of information technology in the province is our top priority. He said that in the coming times, there is large-scale investment potential in the mineral sector in Balochistan and the university administration should take advantage of these opportunities by establishing a Mineralogy Department at the University in order to enable the youth of Balochistan to find jobs in projects related to mineral sector like Reko Diq, Saindak and other projects. He assured to provide equipment for the Mineralogy Department. He also assured to provide support in the establishment of a Business Incubation Center at the University so that the inclination toward self-employment can be promoted among the youth of Balochistan.

Earlier, apprising the Caretaker Provincial Minister about the achievements and problems of the university, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Jan. Muhammad said that thousands of male and female students have been equipped with digital skills in the university in collaboration with the Virtual University. He said besides connecting the university with fiber optics, we have also completed the solar system project of 500 kilowatts, which will be increased to one megawatt in the next phase. He said that more than four thousand students from remote areas of Balochistan are currently studying at the university, of which 45% are girls. later, the Caretaker Minister also participated in an interactive session with the students. The Caretaker Minister said that youth should focus more on acquiring digital skills so that they can earn through internet sitting at home. Meanwhile, he also announced 400 scholarships and 50 laptops for the students of UoT. He also assured his support in establishing a modern lab of Artificial Intelligence at UoT. The Caretaker Minister also assured to provide exposure visits and field work facilities to the students of various departments of the university in government institutions so that the students can be exposed to practical work before entering professional life.