Technical, IT education key to meet industry needs: President Alvi

APP News Agency

16th Oct, 2021. 11:09 am
Arif Alvi Pakistan Day

Arif Alvi Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed the need for promoting technical education and information technology so as to fulfil the requirements of the industrial sector and provide employment opportunities to the youth.

In his remarks during a briefing on Sir Syed Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE) Institute of Technology at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the president said technological and industrial development was directly linked with the quality of education.

The higher education institutions needed to focus on research and development to put the country on the path of development, he said, adding that the universities must focus on developing analytical and logical thinking skills among its students.

The teachings of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan could enlighten and guide the youth in future, President Alvi said and asked the management of the institute to increase the number of students, as well as enhance the virtual ability of CASE.

He also underlined the need for collaboration with the public and private universities to increase productivity and development of the education sector.

The president appreciated the role of CASE in promoting technological and IT education in the country.

CASE vice chancellor Prof Dr Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz briefed the president about the role of his institution in the promotion of advanced studies on engineering and technology.

CASE was offering various programmes from bachelors to PhD levels in the fields of engineering, management, business and computing, he said.

It was highlighted that currently over 900 students were enrolled in various disciplines in the institute, whereas more than 3,500 students had graduated since its inception.

The meeting was told that since 2017, the university had awarded scholarships and financial aid worth Rs54.3 million to the deserving students.