Governor takes

Governor takes notice of irregularities in AWKUM

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman took serious notice of the financial irregularities in Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan and issuing of fake degrees by the some public sector universities of the province and said that there would be no compromise on the financial discipline and merit based system in the higher educational institutions.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the Governor said that all public sector universities had been directed to prepare their fiscal budget on the basis of genuine requirement and Audit was made mandatory for all the higher educational institutions, adding Director General Audit was also asked to conduct Audit of the varsities.

In Addition treasurer in all universities are being posted from Audit and Accounts Group in consultation with Auditor General of Pakistan.

He said that unfortunately there was no transparent audit system in the varsities as they had been preparing their own budget and have weak internal audit system and as a result of which the universities are facing financial crises.

He said that illegal and nepotism in recruitment would not be tolerated at any cast and a number of inquiries are being continued to probe the illegal recruitments in the varsities.

The Governor said that concrete steps are being taken to restore its educational quality and standard and we are committed to establish a merit based system in all public sector universities, asserting that there would be no compromise on the educational standard as it was linked with the future of the coming generation.

The governor said that the amendment proposed in the Universities Act 2012 was only to bring overall merit based and transparent system in the affairs of the varsities and make VCs sufficiently strengthened in administrative affairs particularly.

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