Advisor to the Minister of Science, Research and Technology and Director General of Ministerial Bureau Visited the University
According to the Public Relations Department of the University, Dr. Shams-Bakhsh, advisor to the minister of science, research, and technology, and director general of ministerial bureau, visited Bozorgmehr University of Qaenat, accompanied by Falahati, the representative of people of Qaenat and Zirkooh counties in Islamic Consultative Assembly, Karimi, governor of Qaenat, and Dr. Ayati, the vice chancellor for education and graduate studies of University of Birjand. After being welcomed by the authorities of the university. Dr. Shams-Bakhsh visited the education and workshop building of the university and attended a meeting with the professors and managers of the university.
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Mohammad Hossein Shafiei Mayam, head of the university, welcomed the guests and presented a report on the current situation of the university, comparing it with before the establishment of the university (technical faculty). Afterwards, Dr. Shafiei explained about the demands and concerns of the university, including the approval of strategic document, organizational chart of the university and shortage of workforce, changing the condition for the current workforce, accelerating the pace of building the physical infrastructures and a new educational building, and development of university in the form of a five-year plan.
Following that, Dr. Boghrati, who attended the meeting as the representative of the faculty of the university, welcomed the guests and added: without a doubt, the university is one of the most effective elements in the sustainable and dynamic development of a society. To have this kind of effectiveness, Bozorgmehr University of Qaenat needs a positive attitude and foundation creation by the custodians of the ministry of science more than before. In this regard, increasing the human resource productivity, improving the use of empathy, and enhancing the abilities of the staff are among the most important issues. In another part of his speech, Boghrati stated: one of the main concerns of the faculty members of this university is the ever-lasting growth and development of the university in terms of quantity of education and research.
In addition, Mohammad Mahdi Khosravi, who attended the meeting as the representative of student association of the university, appreciated the efforts made by the authorities of the university in developmental and cultural areas and explained about the guild problems of the university. According to Khosravi, some of the major problems of the university include the lack of an organizational chart and strategic document, lack of covering some of the specialized courses, shortage in the faculty members and human resource of the university, lack of a free clinic for emergency cases, lack of an amphitheater, no private sector investment due to the lack of economic justification for student dormitories and lack of suitable dormitories for male students, and lack of a proper space for activities of student associations and communities.
Moreover, Mr. Khodaparast, the representative of university personnel, described some of the issues and problems of the university, including concerns regarding the approval of the strategic document, lack of an organizational charge and changing the employment situation of organizational forces of the university.
Mohammad Ali Khaleghi, the representative of supporters of the Bozorgmehr University of Qaenat, pointed out that the foundation of any city is a university, which was proven by donation of 10 hectares of lands to the university by donors of the city. Khaleghi reminded that construction of a rent-to-own dormitory has led to the elimination of some of the problems of the university, expressing his hope about the development of the university following the visit of the university by Dr. Shams-Bakhsh. Mr. Karimi, the governor of Qaenat, was another lecturer in this event, who emphasized: the best and most productive investment in each country is an investment in improving the quality of education. He continued: the current era is the era of science and knowledge. In the past, one of the most important indicators of development was focusing on God-given and physical resources. Today, the most important indicators of development in any country are knowledge and ignorance. We need to move toward the empowerment of human resources, which is the best and most profitable index in the country.
Farhad Felahati, the representative of people of Qaenat and Zirkooh in the Islamic Consultative Assembly, affirmed: it is expected that an equal approach be taken toward all universities by the ministry of science.
He also reminded: there are some discrepancies in the Ministry of Science that are alarming. Member of the education and research commission of the Islamic Consultative Assembly stated: since software problems are of particular importance for the university, there is a need for the accelerated pace of approving the university's strategic document and chart. If approved, a large part of the university’s problems will be solved.
Chairman of the assembly of representatives of South Khorasan Province added: administrative problems are rooted in considering the universities based on comparisons.
At the end, Dr. Shams-Bakhsh, advisor to the minister of science, research, and technology, and director general of ministerial bureau, promised the evaluation and follow-up of problems mentioned by managers and students of the university, asserting: parallel working must not occur in the universities of the province since it will lead to a waste of energy and time.
He pointed out: higher education preparation must be it is in line with the spatial planning of the province since one of the policies of the ministry of science is that academic centers must present fields related to the area so that the research needs of the region could be met and graduates of the university could be employed in that area.