He further stressed for introduction of scholarships in scientific subjects.
Prime Minister chaired meeting regarding Higher Education Commission.
More than 20,000 scholarships awarded for PhD since inception of HEC.
ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar underlined the need of bringing the higher education in the country in conformity with the contemporary and economic needs.
He further stressed for introduction of scholarships in technical and scientific subjects in accordance with the global requirements.
The prime minister chaired a meeting regarding the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The meeting was attended by Caretaker Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Madad Ali Sindhi and HEC Chairman Dr Mukthar Ahmed.
The prime minister was briefed about the higher education, students’ scholarships, universities, and other related issues.
He was apprised that a total of 259 higher education institutes in the country were recognized by the HEC whereas in the previous years, the number of universities of global standards had increased in Pakistan.
So far, more than 20,000 scholarships had been awarded for PhD since the inception of HEC, it was added.
The meeting was also informed about the formulated mechanism to control plagiarism in the educational sector.
The caretaker prime minister was also given a briefing about the national and international scholarships.
The prime minister directed for submission of a complete report regarding the outcome of government-funded scholarships, besides asked for removal of hurdles faced by the Pakistani students, studying abroad, in getting the release of scholarships.
He observed that for promotion of human and technical resources, they would have to extend facility of stipends in the science and engineering subjects.
Caretaker prime minister was also given a briefing on the formulated strategy between the academia and the industry for a joint collaboration
He directed the relevant authorities to chalk out a mechanism for getting funding from the IT (information technology) and pharmaceutical industries for carrying out research.
He also asked for holding of a joint meeting of all the provincial authorities to resolve the issues related to education.
Provision of international standard education was critical for the country’s development, he stressed and directed for training programmes for the skilled manpower in the country, particularly for nurses.
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He observed that the country’s workforce was a huge asset and through trained manpower, they could carve a place in the international market.