Pakistan produces 35,000 IT graduates every year: President

Government of PakistanPakistan produces 35,000 IT graduates every year: President

KARACHI, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan only produces 35,000 graduates in IT and related fields every year which is not adequate to meet the needs of the market.

While chairing the 1st meeting of the Senate of Pakistan Air Force Air War College Institute (AWCI) in Karachi on Tuesday, the president said that Pakistan must improve the number of graduates in IT and related disciplines to keep pace with the rest of the world.


The president said that Pakistan must bring 22 million out-of-school children to schools besides improving the enrolment rate in higher educational institutions.

Dr. Arif Alvi said that in Pakistan, only 9% of the students goes to universities after F.Sc whereas in India and Bangladesh the enrolment rate is between 20-25%.

The president urged the universities to further improve the standard of education and training to produce high-quality and skilled graduates, especially in the field of IT.

The president added that Information Technology and Emerging Technologies have great scope and potential, and universities need to produce more graduates in these fields by utilizing online and hybrid modes of learning.

President Arif Alvi also urged the universities to utilize their physical infrastructure efficiently and introduce multiple shifts in universities besides increasing the quantum of online education to increase the number of students in universities.

The president highlighted that 52% of cyber security experts in the world has no degrees and they equip themselves with skills through online education. He said that Pakistan has introduced an online programme digiskills for youth’s skill development in the field of IT which is a great success as over 2.5 million people has benefitted from this programme so far.

During the meeting, it was agreed that avenues for online education would be explored with time as the traditional brick-and-mortar system could not produce the required number of graduates.

The representative of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) informed the meeting that in Karachi, almost 70,000 students pass the F.Sc examination while only 8,000 students are able to secure admission to Higher Education Institutions due to the shortage of seats and limited physical resources.

During the meeting, the Annual Report of the AWCI was also presented, and different aspects related to the performance of AWCI, infrastructure development and future plans were also shared.

Mati-Ullah is the Online Editor For DND. He is the real man to handle the team around the Country and get news from them and provide to you instantly.

Must read

Recent News

Electricity theft in KPK: We threaten the State, can you dare to stop us?

Peshawar, Pakistan: The leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) again took over national power grids in KPK by force, and cases were registered against unknown...

Interbank Dollar Rate Today in Pakistan – 20 June 2024

Interbank Exchange Rates in Pakistan The Interbank Closing Exchange Rate in Pakistan has been issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) for June 20,...

Religious Ministry announces Zamzam Water distribution arrangements for pilgrims

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has announced the arrangements for distributing Zamzam Water among pilgrims who are availing the...

USD to PKR: USD Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today – 20 June 2024

The US Dollar (USD) was being bought and sold at Rs 277.5 and Rs 280.4 in the Open Market against the Pakistani Rupee (PKR)...

Gold Price in Pakistan Today – 20 June 2024

On Thursday (June 20, 2024), the gold rate for one tola of 24-karat in Karachi, Pakistan, is Rs 241,200.000.It's important to note that gold...