KARACHI: Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh on Monday laid the foundation stone of Model School and Technical Training Centre at SMIU Malir Campus situated at Education City near Memon Goth.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Shaikh said that SMIU is the first university which had started construction work at Malir Campus at Education City, which would be completed by the year 2025 in phases and first phase would be completed early so as to start school classes with commencement of new academic year, 1st April 2015.
He added that the objective of this project was to spread the literacy and provide quality education to the children of less developed area like Malir, where people were deprived.
The vice chancellor further informed that Malir campus would spread over an area of 100 acres, while universities and institutions had also been provided land by the government of Sindh.
He said that the three floor building of Model School and Technical Training Centre would be completed soon. He informed that present construction work of Model School, and Technical/Vocational Training Center was being completed from special grant provided by Sindh Chief Minister on the Directives of Ex-President Asif Ali Zardari.
He asked people of area to get admitted their children in the Malir Campus of SMIU, where all academic and recreational facilities would be provided to students.
Shaikh added that furniture had been purchased while generator as also being arranged soon, and transport facility would be provided to students from their villages to the school and back.
He said that Malir Campus is being made functional and elementary and secondary classes are being started, while technical courses and training would encourage youth particularly the unemployed one will get jobs after completion of courses. He said that teaching staff has been recruited purely on merit and it will be effort that qualified teachers are inducted in the institution and students will be provided free uniform and free books. The Vice chancellor informed that a scheme had been sent to Planning and Development Department, Government of Pakistan for establishment of 200 to 250 bedded hospital which would be later upgraded up to the level of Medical College.
He added that a Master Plan had been prepared for Malir Campus by NESPAK Co. and about 30 to 35 departments would function in the Malir Campus. He said that more than 50 universities and Institutes had obtained plots for their schemes and had only constructed compound walls.
Dr Shaikh informed that the building would comprise ground plus two floors, and Vocational Center would be established at ground floor while separate boys and girls classes would be established at first and second floors of building. He was also briefed about project. The vice chancellor also visited construction work on the project.
Earlier, Muzaffar Ali Shah, Architect of the project welcomed and highlighted the objective of project. He lauded the services of Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh for establishment of the university and SMIU Malir campus.
Later, the vice chancellor laid the foundation stones ceremony of Model School and Technical Training Centre. He also visited various proposed sections of campus and enquired about details. The function was largely attended by notables of area, teachers and students of University.
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