UVAS to set up video conferencing room
LAHORE, June 03, 2005: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore will set up a video conferencing room in the university library under the Higher Education Commission’s PERN (Pakistan Education and Research Network) programme to facilitate teachers and students.
This was announced by the UVAS Vice-Chancellor Dr Manzoor while addressing the faculty members after inaugurating a grand display of ‘new arrivals’ by the university library on its premises on June 2.
According to a press release, he urged the teachers and students to develop the habit of book reading, as they could not excel in education without reading additional books.
He stressed that teachers and students should also get maximum benefit from online resources available in the university library under the PERI (Program for Enhancement of Research Information)programme of the Higher Education Commission. The VC mentioned that the university was also establishing five more computer labs on the campus while another lab was being established in the hostels to facilitate students in the evening.
Dr Manzoor called for using IT as a tool to reach a level where other institutions could take the UVAS as a role model in the field of veterinary education.
The VC said that the university was also planning to set up a full-fledged department of computer science so that IT could be used for the promotion of veterinary education and consequently for the uplift of the livestock sector.
Earlier, Librarian Mian Muhammad Ilyas gave a presentation to the vice-chancellor on the books acquisition development, extension activities and general developments of the library.
He said the library purchased books worth Rs 7.5 million since the establishment of the university in 2002.
The library also got many books and research journals in donations from the university alumni. Chairman Library Committee Prof Dr Muhammad Arshad also spoke on the occasion.
The Vice-Chancellor and faculty members took a round of the stalls where new books were displayed for teachers and students.
The Vice-Chancellor declared Friday (June 3) as open day in the library for the faculty, students, professionals and others who are interested in books of Veterinary Sciences.
Source: The Nation