LAHORE - The Lahore College for Women University celebrated its 91st Founders Day on Tuesday.

In this connection, Lahore College Associates (LCA) arranged an event that was attended

LCWU Vice Chancellor Dr Sabiha Mansoor former LCWU VC Dr Bushra Mateen, officebears of the LCA and others.

Speaking on the occasion, VC Sabiha said: “The LCWU is moving forward with a great deal of energy to achieve its Vision 2020 and take its place as a leading women university of the world.

We are confident of coping with challenges in higher education sector in 21st Century, especially academic excellence, financial sustainability and empowering of women graduates through unified strategic planning, stimulating academic programs, research and innovation, and a set of beliefs that stress integrity and tolerance necessary to make the world a better place to live in”.

Dr Mansoor said that the university was providing quality education that empowers women through knowledge and skills to partake fully in the economic development of Pakistan through participation in the workforce; as well as impacts their attitudes and beliefs so as to enable them to become peaceful, tolerant and responsible citizens of the world.

She said that as an autonomous institution, LCWU had to generate its own resources to carry on and improve the quality of instruction, research work and other services. The demand for resources has increased, since Lahore College for Women became a university.

“The LCWU has established Student Endowment Fund in line with the ones existing in some public sector universities recognized by HEC. This fund will be named as ‘LCWU Student Advancement Fund Endowment (SAFE)’. The fund will not only sponsor university education of many deserving students through scholarships but also lead to student development through enhancement of academic and research resources at the university,” she added.

PU CLOSURE

The Punjab University will remain closed from May 8 to 13 on account of forthcoming general elections. However, all the teachers and administrative staff who had been assigned election duty by returning officer have been strictly instructed to remain on duty.