Governor Punjab Inaugurates Hostel at UET with a Capacity of 300 Female Students

Governor Punjab and Chancellor University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore Mr. Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman along with Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar have inaugurated a hostel for 300 female students in the university. Deans of all faculties, Registrar, Senior Warden and Chairmen of all departments were also present on this occasion. The Hostel was sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad with an expenditure of around Rs. 144 million.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the hostel, Governor Punjab said that only 35 percent of female students in STEM subjects get higher education in Pakistan. Therefore, empowering and facilitating female students in these fields is of paramount importance. We need more women as leaders, scientists, engineers, and business managers. The student population of UET has 24% female students and 27% women teachers and this ratio has been increasing over the years. He appreciated the efforts of UET and HEC for providing a safe place for female students to focus their studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Town Planning, and Business Administration. Governor Punjab also appreciated the performance of Zamil, the representative society of female students, and the Society of Women Engineers USA Punjab Chapter. He said that the campaign for fund relief should be accelerated, and more youth should be made a part of this campaign. Mohammad Baligh-ur-Rehman also congratulated Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar and his team for making this project successful.

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