By Moses Victoria
University of Balochistan Quetta, Sariab Road, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan has partnered
Crown University Intl. Chartered Inc.,
The signing of the MoU which was done by
UNESCO Laureate, Prof. Sir Bashiru Aremu, Vice Chancellor Crown University and Dr. Shafiq-ur-Rehman, Vice Chancellor, University of Balochistan Quetta on the 5th of June 2021 went successful in a bide to foster smooth relationship in order to add the value of the both architectural structure of knowledge which is aimed at in turn to better the education world .
The both institutions resolved to establish a partnership for credit transfer, reciprocal arrangement, International conferences, seminar, workshop, training and research at all level of studies.
The Vice Chancellor, Crown University Intl. Chartered Inc., Prof. Sir. Aremu Bashiru stated that the Memorandum of Understanding
shall apply to all activities arranged and carried out by common agreement between the Crown University Intl. Chartered Inc. and University of Balochistan Quetta for the mutual benefit of both parties.
“The partnership shall include the following aspects: Training for capacity building in identified areas of special need such as:
Humanities, Arts, Technologies, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences, Pure and Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Management Sciences and other related courses as well
“There shall be reciprocal/dual certifications and top up degree arrangements between University of Balochistan Quetta on undergraduate and graduate programs on a credit transfer-based criterion established by University of Balochistan Quetta
“The exchange of staff and students for training and research or for other assignment as the case may be; The joint organization of research projects, seminars, workshop, international conference, and colloquia and other training sessions likely to strengthen both Universities.
“Students from Crown University Intl. Chartered Inc. must meet all other admission and transfer criteria documented in the then-current University of Balochistan Quetta catalog.
Developing mutual consultancy and support activities for the advancement of teaching and research;
The use of laboratories, classroom space, and other research facilities.
All Crown University Intl Chartered Inc. students who are studying in the areas of Humanities, Arts, Technologies, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences, Pure and Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Management Sciences and other related courses as well complete their programs at University of Balochistan Quetta shall receive a degree as dual degree or top up degrees based on the articulation agreement established between both parties. Development of curriculum, manuals and other documents for; improving and streamlining procedures and practices and same thing applied to University of Balochistan Quetta depends on available courses and the choice of the students of the parties.
Establishing further forms of cooperation in all fields of studies for mutual interest.
The two Universities shall therefore undertake to
Pursue regular exchange of their respective practices and methods in training and research and other fields common interest;
Intensify discussion between their staffs to look for solutions to the problems of either or both parties;
Deploy all necessary efforts to ensure funding of activities from this partnership.
“Financial resources and materials shall be provided by both parties to look for solutions to its problems or to train its staffs
“The two parties agree to organize annual consultative meetings using appropriate technology to aim at appraising the implementation of this partnership, monitoring activities being carries out and at planning future activities.
“Extraordinary meetings may be convened at the initiative of one of the parties to treat issues that need urgent solutions.
“Crown University Intl Chartered Inc. shall pay any tuition charged by University of Balochistan Quetta per student for all applicable Degrees. Transfer students must submit their Transcripts from former Institutions to University of Balochistan Quetta
“At the request of one of the parties, the terms of this partnership may be amended during an extraordinary meeting duly convened for this purpose.
“Any misunderstanding resulting from the implementation or interpretation of this partnership shall be resolved amicably and through consultation in the best interest of both parties.
“The suspension or termination of this partnership shall be done on the initiative of one of the parties, subject to, at last prior notice of six months. However, the parties hereby undertake to complete any ongoing activity at the time of the said termination within a stipulated deadline.
“Conclude the present Cooperation Agreement with the purpose of cooperation establishment in the field of education and science, regulation of academic collaboration, joint research and exchange programmes.
“Academic exchange of research and teaching staff with the aim of training, conducting lectures, International conferences, seminar, workshop and research at all level of studies fulfillment of joint academic activities.
“Organization of joint conferences and seminars on agreed subjects, exchange of scientific information, providing opportunity for Universities staff to publish scientific articles as well as the results of joint scientific and research activities in specialized editions and scientific publications of Universities”.