Chinese language courses being offered in 28 universities across Pakistan: Minister


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman Thursday informed the Senate that the government has focused Chinese language thus started Chinese language courses in 28 universities across the country.

Replying a question during question hour in the House, he said currently training is being provided to youth in 38 China-Pak-Economic Corridor (CPEC) relevant trades in 197 institutes.

The minister said under Prime Minister Youth Skill Development Programme (PMYSDP), 25,000 youth of the country were imparted training on different subjects during the last year.

Baligh-ur-Rehman said 50,000 students are under training this year and the number will be enhanced 100,000 next year.

The minister said that National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) focused on CPEC specific technical and vocational training in line with the direction of government.

He said at least two more universities are in the process of setting up Confucius Centers with the help of Chinese Universities which will provide Chinese instructors along with computer based instructions to train more manpower for CPEC.

He said that presently, NAVTTC is not imparting the Chinese language courses in any institute in the country.

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