Monday, June 14, 2010

GCU Establishes a Centre for Special STUDENTS

The inaugural ceremony of the newly setup Centre for Special Students (CSS) at the GC University was held here at the campus on Tuesday.

The centre is well equipped with latest IT based lab facilities for the special students. The lab has been designed and equipped keeping in view the specific needs of the blind/visually impaired students.

Syed Babar Ali, Advisor Packages Limited Lahore and Former Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Planning, Pakistan inaugurated the centre by cutting a ribbon. Syed Babar Ali, while expressing his views dilated upon his reminiscence during his college days at GCU and said that he did his graduation from the institute during 1944-45. He suggested that GCU to keep track record of its students so that when they enter into practical life, they could be the major source of contribution to their alma mater.

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab said that the varsity had allocated Rs 10 million for deserving students. He said that all out facilities would be extended to the GCU disabled students so that they could be provided with equal academic opportunities. Dr Khalid Aftab thanked Mr and Mrs Muhammad Salahuddin for their guidance and support in establishing the centre. Dr Khalid Aftab also thanked Syed Babar Ali for his compassion for the underprivileged.

Chief Executive Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for the blind, Muhammad Salahuddin said that GCU is an educational institute of international fame. He said that without proper training and education, a blind person is a burden on society. Talking about Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for the blind he said that English is the medium instruction and computer study is a compulsory at the trust. He paid tribute to the Vice Chancellor for his vigorous efforts for making the varsity a unique educational institution.

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