ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for a paradigm shift in the Education Sector in order to meet the challenges and better compete with the world.
In his address at the Convocation of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad on Tuesday, he stressed for promotion of higher education and equipping the youth with Information Technology (IT) in order to change the destiny of the nation.
The president pointed out that India is producing 800,000 graduates in IT whilst Pakistan only 26,000. He said that we are faced with resource constraint but we can also enhance our numbers in IT field by increasing the component of virtual education.
President Arif Alvi also urged the educational institutions to impart market-oriented education to the youth to meet the requirements of the industries.
Dr. Arif Alvi said that we are looking to build our country with the support of the youth who also need to come forward to serve the society.
The president noted that women’s education is of immense importance for nation-building and achieve the economic development goals.
President Arif Alvi commended the policy of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) aimed at providing free education and accommodation to disabled persons. He said that efforts must be made to do away with the menace of drugs use in educational institutions.