As many as 166 students were given laptops in a ceremony at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur on Saturday.
Bahawalpur Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Khan Khichi, the chief guest, urged students to use the laptops to improve their academic performance.
Speaking at the Ghotvi Hall at the IUB’s Abbasia Campus, the commissioner directed the administration to install street lights on both sides of the University Road. He also directed officials to clear all graffiti from all walls in the vicinity of the university.
IUB Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Mukhtar said laptops had so far been distributed among Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy, History and Arabic students at the university.
He said IUB students were reflecting the high academic standards of the university with their performance in examinations and in their professions. He said at least 600 IUB students had this year been awarded various scholarships of the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund. The vice chancellor said the university was adding new infrastructure at its three campuses. This, he said, included new buildings at the Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan campuses and an Agriculture College.
Faculty of Science Dean Prof Sheikh Aftab Ahmed and Director Colleges Prof Mushtaq Javed were also present at the occasion.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2012.