Farewell and Welcome Function for PNQAHE President held at KMU

Peshawar October 07, 2021
Farewell and welcome function for PNQAHE president held at KMU
Pakistan Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (PNQAHE) organized a farewell and welcome function in the honor of outgoing and incoming president of PNQAHE at the multi-purpose hall Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar. In this event, the chief guest was Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hafizullah Ex vice-chancellor KMU, whereas the ceremony was also attended by Prof. Dr. Jahan Bakht, VC Agriculture University, Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Shafique Rahman, Advisor, Quality Assurance HED, KP, Mr. Shafiullah Khan, Director HEC Regional center, Peshawar, Dr. Asif Sheikh, Dean of Engineering Sciences, NED, University Karachi, Prof. Dr. Wasiullah  Director ORIC KUST, Kohat,  the Executive Committee members of all provinces, Director QECs, of HEI and affiliated colleges of KMU.
It is worth mentioning that the Quality Enhancement Cell of KMU established PNQAHE in December 2017 at the 1st International Conference of Quality Assurance in Higher Education. The first president of PNQAHE was the then vice-chancellor KMU, Prof. Dr. Arshad Javaid and during his tenure, he worked hard in the development of the constitution, Executive Committee, and MoUs with the International bodies. The tenure of the first president was completed in September 2021 and for the best interest of PNQAHE, the present vice-chancellor of KMU Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq was nominated as the second president in a recently held meeting of the Executive Committee of PNQAHE.
Meanwhile, speaking as chief guest to the farewell and welcome party, Prof. Dr. Hafizullah appreciated the efforts of the QEC team of KMU for taking the mission of the university and its recognition at the national and international level. He said that the seeds he had sown ten years ago in the shape of QEC and ORIC are now bearing fruits. He said that the present vice chancellor of KMU is young and energetic so it is expected that he will not only take KMU to the heights of quality but will also use all possible resources to make PNQAHE a best quality organization.
Prof. Dr. Arshad Javaid shared his views about the role of Quality Assurance in academia and research. He said that the biggest challenge facing our higher education institutions at present is quality so it is expected that PNQAHE would provide all possible help and guidance to the higher education institutions in tackling this challenge.
The newly elected President of PNQAHE Prof. Dr. Zia Ul Haq showed his great commitment to move forward and achieve the mission of the PNQAHE and its recognition. He said that the role of both ORIC and QEC in universities is of fundamental importance. "In the past, our focus has been on expansion, but now we are focusing on expansion as well as quality," he added. Ms. Asiyah Bukhari director of KMU-QEC and general secretary PNQAHE gave a presentation on the rationale of the QA network and the achievement of the organization in a short span of time. Dr. Kashif Ali gave a presentation on QA in patient care and safety as a clinician. The ceremony ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. Dr. Asif Sheikh, Dean of NED University, Karachi.