ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has highlighted that almost 22 million children are out of schools, and emphasized the urgent measures needed for their intellectual and physical development to make them useful citizens of the Country.
While chairing a meeting of the Senate of National Skills University (NSU) at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday, the president underscored the need for promoting skills-based and technical education in the Country to meet the needs of the industry and others sectors of the economy.
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The president emphasized that the NSU needs to produce more skilled people by equipping them with the latest skill sets to fully meet the demands of the market.
Dr. Arif Alvi highlighted the need for career counselling for students by the universities to help them choose appropriate professions.
The president asked the NSU Management to establish linkages with national and international technical education institutions to improve the quality and skills of its graduates.
The Vice Chancellor of National Skills University Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar briefed the meeting about the role of the University in promoting skill-based education in the Country.
The Senate of NSU also confirmed the minutes of the 4th meeting of the Senate besides endorsing the decisions taken by the VC on behalf of the Senate.
The meeting also approved the establishment of the NSU Sub-Campus in Muridke, Sheikhupura.