VC Dr. Marri laments ongoing social media campaign against Sindh Agriculture University

Such propaganda is damaging the reputation of the institution and creating hurdles in carrying out academic and research programs

The social and intellectual personalities should reject this campaign, and submit their suggestions for academic development of historic institution

Tandojam, Sindh

Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam, Dr. Fateh Marri reacting to the ongoing social media campaign against the university, has termed it an attempt to disrepute the historic institution of higher learning of the province.

In a statement issued here, Dr. Fateh Marri said, “During the last two years a lot of progress has been made in various fields and many projects have been carried out, including academic and research activities. Research on various certified and pure seeds is also in progress at experimental farms.”

Recalling the achievements during his tenure, Dr. Marri said, “University has been successful in exploring scholarship opportunities for students; there has been increase in research projects; the international conferences, symposiums and workshops have been organized; joint agreements with national and international research institutes regarding different projects have been signed; new degree programs in various faculties and training in modern agricultural practices for farmers and landlords besides gender equality programs have been launched, but unfortunately, the university has been targeted through a constant propaganda on social media.”

He also mentioned increase in student enrollment in constituted colleges and sub-campus of the university, and exempting admission fees for female students.

“The accreditation committee of the Higher Education Commission has declared the quality of academic departments of the university to be better, but the university and its constituted colleges and Sub campus have been targeted on the pretext of some incidental issues and attempts are being made to affect research credibility.”

“Due to such reasons the university is facing disrepute, while various obstacles are arising in the ongoing and future academic and research projects related to the university,” Dr. Marri said.

According to the spokesperson of the University, Vice Chancellor Dr. Fateh Marri is closely examining the social media campaign and has issued instructions to the relevant authorities of the university for investigation in this regard, keeping in mind the facts of such issues.

He said that the negative campaign against the university is actually nothing but attempt aimed to damaging the reputation of this institution of the country. “The social and intellectual personalities should reject this campaign, and submit their suggestions for academic development of this institution.” (PR)


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