MOU signed between KMU and HED KP

Press Release
Peshawar October 21, 2021
MOU signed between KMU and HED KP

The Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar is encouraging institutions in providing quality education in the field of allied health sciences to enroll in the undergraduate programs in nursing, nutrition, public health, paramedical and rehabilitation sciences  in order to cater the ever- increasing demand from public and private health sectors. The proposed venture is based on a cost-sharing model and built on the strengths of both the parties.   
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Department of Higher Education is also moving in the same direction to provide better higher education facilities to the people of the province. In order to stream line the use of recourses, it is decided that HED and KMU may join hands to achieve shared objectives by entering into a joint collaborative effort through an MOU to further strengthen the allied health and nursing sciences. 
The said MOU was signed by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Gandapur, Registrar KMU and Mr. Muhammad Daud Khan, Secretary HED KP on behalf of their respective organizations where as Special Assistant to CM KP for higher education and information, Mr. Kamran Bangash and vice chancellor KMU Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq were also present at the occasion. 
In the said MOU it is stated that only students and bachelor hostels shall be handed over to KMU for the proposed nursing institute and in future, first floor of the new academic block, GCMS Parachinar district Kurram shall be utilized on need basis by KMU for administrative/academic activities. After handing over, all the utility bills of the allotted block(s) will be paid by KMU after the expiry of the MOU period. Any addition/alteration required in the premises or building, shall be made with prior approval of the competent authority i.e Secretary HED. A committee consisting of four members, two from each party, shall look after all the matters as well as KMU shall establish computer lab, digital library and skill lab in the institute.
Meanwhile, the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia Ul Haq said that the establishment of the institute of health sciences in Kurram District is inevitable given the lack of such an institution in the region, in both public and the private sector. The proposed venture, keeping in view the current financial crunch and the resulting austerity measures by the provincial government, is the best solution to address the lack of a public sector institute in the merged tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he added.