Steps being taken to promote skill-based education: President Alvi

Steps being taken to promote skill-based education: President Alvi

Steps being taken to promote skill-based education: President Alvi

President Dr Arif Alvi met with a delegation of Professional Education Foundation (PEF) led by its chairman Hafeez-ul-Haq in Islamabad. Image: Radio Pakistan

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President Arif Alvi on Tuesday said steps are being taken to promote professional and skill-based education in the country to help provide employment to the youth.

He was talking to a delegation of Professional Education Foundation (PEF) led by its chairman Hafeez-ul-Haq in Islamabad.

The president underscored the need for promoting virtual education which is cost-effective and easily accessible.

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He said the government is focusing on educational development and has announced 50,000 scholarships to encourage deserving students to get higher education.

Alvi added facilitating the differently-abled students is his topmost priority and the higher education commission (HEC) has also formulated a policy that exempts the students with disabilities from tuition and hostel fees.

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The PEF chairman the president about the scholarships and interest-free loans offered to those brilliant students who obtained admissions in professional educational institutions on merit but could not afford to pay their fees.

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Alvi appreciated the efforts and contribution of the foundation for supporting the deserving students.

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