ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said peace and stability in the Country was vital for the success of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and added there was a need to reject all sorts of ideologies leading to extremism and terrorism as it could create uncertainty and chaos in the society.
In his address at the Convocation of the Virtual University (VU) at the Convention Center in Islamabad, the president mentioned the opportunities available after the operationalization of the CPEC, and said it was vital that the young generation was prepared to accept the various new challenges and be ready to undertake different tasks.
The president asked the youth to particularly be wary of all those who were trying to create a rift and divide in the society in the garb of flowery slogans.
President Mamnoon further said for the Countries with a large population, it was nothing less than a challenge to ensure provision of quality education. He said the educational institutions should never compromise on the quality of education and must be self-reliant as using the research of other Countries may not be meet local requirements.
Mamnoon Hussain said education played a key role in the progress and development of a nation and asked the institutions of learning to ensure provision of high quality teaching to enable the students meet challenges of tomorrow.
The president said the Virtual University had performed its national obligation and it was one of the reasons that the government handed it the task of preparation of software to reach out to the maximum number of students. He expressed the hope that the University would come up to the high expectations of all.
President Mamnoon assured the Rector of Virtual University Dr Naveed Malik of his full support in the resolution of their outstanding issues.