KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday said they have decided to declare the historic Government College Hyderabad as a university.
The chief minister while presiding over a meeting said that Government College Hyderabad has successfully completed 100 years of educational services, and deserves to be a university on its merit and on the basis of its historical importance and educational track record.
The participants from Hyderabad invited the chief minister to be the chief guest on the occasion of centenary celebrations being organised by the alumni association from October 9-17, 2017.
CM Sindh accepted the invitation and said that he was honoured to be part of their centenary celebration. Then he made the surprise announcement that the government of Sindh has decided to upgrade the college to the level of university, which will be made formally during his speech in the programme.
The chief minister directed Minister Education Jam Mehtab Dahar to work out plan and recommendations for declaring the Government College as a university.
Government College Hyderabad is one of the oldest educational institutions of Sindh. It was established in Phuleli on October 1, 1917, by the Theosophical Society headed by Dr. Annie Besant.
The institution had undergone tremendous changes during the course of time. It was initially named Sindh National Arts College and renamed Government College, Hyderabad in 1948.