ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the Universities to increase the quantum of online education and focus on research and innovation to promote quality education in the Country.
In a briefing on the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday, the president said that the Universities needed to shape their vision in a way to prepare students to cope with the challenges of the fast-changing world.
The Rector NUML Major General (retd) Muhammad Jaffer gave a presentation about the role of the University in the promotion of education in the Country.
Major General (retd) Muhammad Jaffer highlighted that 22,000 students were enrolled in various programmes of the University and over 77,000 had graduated from it.
The Rector NUML further informed that the University had awarded scholarships to students including persons with disabilities, amounting to Rs 340 million during FY 202-21.
While appreciating the role of the University in the educational development of the Country, the president emphasized that higher education institutions are required to produce intellectually supreme graduates to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The president asked the Management of the University to establish IT Department to provide the youth with employable skills so that they could contribute to the nation’s economic development.
President Arif Alvi also appreciated the performance of NUML University in the fields of research and publications in different languages.