Promotion of education vital to achieve vision of Naya Pakistan: President

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that promotion of education is vital to achieve vision of Naya Pakistan.

In his address at a ceremony in connection with launch of National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) in Islamabad on Wednesday, the president said that human resource development is important for poverty alleviation and development of the Country.

The president emphasized the need for quality education by the way of capacity building of teachers and bringing improvement in the educational institutions.

President Arif Alvi said that every institution including the media must play its role to bring positive change in the society.

In his remarks on the occasion, the Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said the government is committed to quality education and special allocations have been made in the budget for the purpose.

The minister said that National Academy of Higher Education will develop and promote academic governance and leadership quality of the higher education institutions faculty. He stressed the need for making education combatable with the job requirement of the market.

The Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Tariq Banuri in his welcome note highlighted salient features and importance of NAHE.

Tariq Banuri said that NAHE will engage with international institutions, development agencies, NGOs, civil society and social organizations to promote education in the Country.

The Punjab Higher Education Minister Raja Yasir Humayon, Professor of Engineering Oakley University Dr Barbara Oakley, the Chief Executive Advance Higher Education UK Alison Johns, and the World Bank Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan were also present on the occasion.