Accountability: University of Sargodha VC set to get clean chit

Published: August 7, 2015
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A member of the committee probing irregularities says it has cleared the VC of charges. PHOTO: UOS.EDU.PK

A member of the committee probing irregularities says it has cleared the VC of charges. PHOTO: UOS.EDU.PK

LAHORE: A 10-member committee, tasked with reviewing the performance of University of Sargodha (UoS) Vice Chancellor (VC) Akram Chaudhry, has acquitted him of charges against him, a committee member told The Express Tribune on Tuesday.

“In its report, the committee has cleared the VC of all the charges,” said the member who did not want to be named.

The government had formed the committee, headed by Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal, following reports of irregularities at the university. “Eight members of the committee have visited the university, gathered information and submitted a report to the chief minister,” the member said. He said the chief minister was expected to make the decision soon.

The Chief Minister’s Inspection Team, too, had initiated investigation into media reports alleging massive irregularities at the UoS.

Another source privy to the development said the reports regarding irregularities at the university were part of a “politically-motivated” campaign against the VC.

Higher Education Secretary Irum Bukhari was not available for her comments.

Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Nizamuddin said the committee had been tasked with reviewing the UoS’ progress and performance of the VC. He said the committee had evaluated Chaudhry’s performance against the targets set for the university. He said the chief minister was likely to make a decision next week.

Chaudhry’s term will expire on October 9. The government has advertised 10 posts of VCs, including one for the UoS. Chaudhry has again applied for the job.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Wasif
    Aug 7, 2015 - 2:21AM

    Massive Irregularities at UoS aren’t a hidden thing. Chief minister should take strict action.Recommend

  • Ali Hassan
    Aug 8, 2015 - 2:41AM

    The source has been revealed by the reporter himself in the end of the story. It is Dr Nizam who has been heavily bribed by the corrupt VC of UOS to support him. Both have for gotten that they have to die and appear before Allah one day.Recommend

  • M Zahid
    Aug 8, 2015 - 2:48PM

    If the committee gives clean chit to the VC UOS. It means that there was bandage on their eyes. The VC is repeating one speech for last 8 years to befool govt officials stdents and civil society. The performance of VC is all lies.Recommend

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