A delegation of Forman Christian College University (FCCU) Lahore composed of Rector Dr Jonathan, former rector Dr James A Tebbe, Registrar Dr Nayer Fardows, Dr Alexander John Malik and Dr Matthew met Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office.

Speaking on the occasion, CM termed FCC one of the best institutions whose students have brought laurels home in every field. Free education is given up to graduation level in Punjab to ensure that needy students could fully benefit from modern educational opportunities; he said and added that the educational facilities will be further improved while ensuring that educational schemes will be completed on a priority basis.

Alongside this, strict punishments are being enacted to overcome the drug menace in educational institutions, he mentioned and stated that the educational role of every private institution, including the FCC, is valuable, and their problems would be resolved. An education taskforce has also been established to improve the performance of colleges, universities and education boards, he further said.

Dr James Tebbe appreciated the role played by Parvez Elahi in setting up higher education institutions as he had also introduced important educational reforms during the previous tenure.

Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, former principal secretary GM Sikandar, secretaries of finance and higher education departments and others were also present.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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