By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Prof Dr Mohammad Afzal Haque has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, and the notification in this regard was already issued.
The newly appointed Vice Chancellor has vowed to bring the SSUET amongst the top ranking engineering universities of Pakistan in the private sector.
“I have accepted the Vice Chancellorship as a challenge and I am very well aware of the challenges faced by the varsity and will leave no stone unturned to resolve them,” he remarked
Prof Dr Afzal Haque has vast experience of teaching and management. He had remained associated with the NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, as Vice Chancellor from 2013 to 2017.
Earlier he had served in Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, for three years, the University of Surrey England for three and half years and worked for the University of Manchester for two years. He has been the Managing Director of National Education Foundation (NEF) for 10 years.
In recognition of his services he was decorated with the Presidential Award Aizaz-e-Fazeelat. He was also bestowed with International Scientist of the Year Award IBC, Cambridge, UK, in 2001.