Living in todays global world has become very challenging in this age of emerging technologies where education and research pave the way for socio-economic development of all developed nations. The importance of knowledge and education has been the fundamental focus of our "deen" - Islam as this "Hadeith" of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) emphasis "seek knowledge from cradle to grave", yet we have been lagging behind many developing countries of the world in educating and learning. The opportunities of Higher Education among female folks of our country and especially in Southern Punjab have been seriously deficient over the years. However, the inception of Government Sadiq College Women University (GSCWU) is a right step by the Govt. of Punjab. As the saying goes; "You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a women; you educate a generation."The challenge ahead, is to develop GSCWU into a world class seat of higher learning. Where education and research will go hand in hand to equip the young girls of Pakistan with state of the art technologies and innovative skills that will provide them a competitive edge in grabbing job opportunities and leading enterprises of their own to provide jobs for others.
To this end, the priorities are to induct and develop highly qualified and trained faculty in all the existing and emerging disciplines of sciences, engineering, information technology, management science, and humanities. Similarly, the civil infrastructure, computational facilities, and scientific laboratories are certainly the priority areas for further development of this institution as per world class standards. No stone will be left unturned in grooming and personality development of our graduates, so that they can be full of physical energy, intellectual strength, and ethical values. For strengthening and economic empowerment of women in this relatively underdeveloped area of Pakistan, special focus is going to be directed towards the establishment of technology incubators and entrepreneurial development centres.
With joint efforts of the learned faculty, dedicated administration, and necessary support of all the Govt.functionaries, this seat of higher learning will, In Sha Allah, emerge as one of the leading institution of Pakistan and have a long lasting impact on the development of Bahawalpur Division as well as the other areas of Southern Punjab. I would definitely like to emphasise on the fact that "learning is voluntary", therefore, it is the prime responsibility, of students to optimise their learning through dedicated use of available human and technological resources.Best wishes for all.
Prof. Dr. Talat Afza