Vice Chancellor Dr ZaidiLAHORE: The annual meeting of the Government College University Lahore Sports Board was held here at the University premises here on Wednesday which provisionally approved admissions of 87 students to intermediate classes on sports basis. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, chairing the meeting, thanked all Presidents of GCU Sports Clubs for their efforts towards ensuring admissions completely on merit. The Sports Board discussed criteria, credentials and trial results of each candidate before granting approval for the admission. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Zaidi said 100 percent admissions on merit was a prerequisite to win back our titles and positions in sports. He appreciated the efforts of the GCU Sports Board to ensure merit and transparency in trials. Prof Zaidi said he had personally inspected many of the trials where winners were announced on the spot. He said that sports merit list would be displayed on Thursday (tomorrow) at the University website after which the Sports Board would conduct final interviews. Vice Chancellor also announced special scholarships for three candidates of each sports. He also discussed improved sports facilities for the students and staff. Prof. Zaidi proudly said this year’s GCU sports merit remained high and champions of different sports competitions showed interest in becoming GCU students. All members of Sports Board unanimously paid glowing tributes to the Vice Chancellor for ensuring 100 percent merit on sports admissions, and revealed many national level professional sportsmen were selected during the trials.