Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Usman Ibrahim has directed the authorities to speed up work on the Federal Government College of Home Economics, Management Sciences and Specialised Disciplines.
The project director for the planned college in Sector F-11/1 briefed the state minister about the project on Monday.
Approved in November last year, the total estimated cost of the project is over Rs3 billion. The government will provide Rs500 million, of which Rs200 million has already been set aside in the Public Sector Development Programme 2014-2015. The rest of the funds will come from foreign donors, and a request for this has already been made to the Economic Affairs Division.
Ibrahim discussed the PC-I of the project with Project Director Kauser Beig. The curriculum for BS, MS and PhD programs has been designed by the HEC.
He welcomed 100 international scholarships for MS and PhD in various fields of home economics. He further added that more than 3,000 underprivileged girls will receive professional and technical training at the college. Another 3,000 female students will acquire diplomas and certificates in various fields of home economics, the minister said.
The college will have five academic blocks; each will consists of laboratories, library, lecture halls, a seminar room, and research centres. Specialised disciplines will include art and design department, architecture, food and nutrition, interior and environmental design department and public health department.
The minister also ordered the officials to complete the documentation managerial work.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th,2014.