Higher education in line with modern sciences key to progress: PM

APP News Agency

31st Aug, 2021. 02:21 pm
Prime Minister Imran Khan AJK visit

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that teaching youth the contemporary modern sciences at higher level of education was key to progress and development.

Chairing a review meeting on the promotion of higher education, the premier said the federal government would provide all possible assistance to provinces to promote higher education.

The meeting was apprised of the progress on the establishment of Sialkot Engineering University for which the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) had already approved the project worth Rs16.69 billion.

The Sialkot Engineering University will be set up jointly by the federal and the Punjab government for which half of the money and land will be provided by the provincial government.

The meeting was informed that the teachings of Seeratun Nabi were being included in the syllabus of grades 8, 9 and 10 and the new syllabus for these classes would be launched soon.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Shafqat Mahmood, Special Assistant Shahbaz Gill, Chairman Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology Dr Ataur Rehman, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and senior officials.


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