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Edify youth according to market demand

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has asked the universities to edify youth keeping in view the industries’ and market demands.

He was addressing an international conference on Assurance Quality here today. The president stressed that like many other progressing countries Pakistani universities should look at cooperation with the industries in order to produce a market oriented workforce.

Alvi, while stressing the need for quality education to uplift the country, noted there was a need to develop a mechanism that ensures effective evaluation of students as well as the faculty. President Alvi also pointed out that the capacity of teachers should also be built keeping in view the latest technology.

Earlier addressing at convocation of COMSATS University, President Dr Arif Alvi called for pursuing development agenda to reinvigorate education which was imperative for national progress and prosperity.

Alvi stressed for industry-driven education so that fresh graduate could become integral part of national contributing organizations.

The president reiterated government’s commitment for providing employment and business opportunities since it was state’s responsibility to offer favorable environment for business and investment in the country.

Dr Arif Alvi urged students to strive for unlocking new avenues of business and employment opportunities through the academic knowledge they had acquired during their studies.

He further asked students to put their energies and knowledge for social betterment and human development which would eventually yield collective outcome in the form of prosperity.

“Assisting others is moral and religious duty for every individual which will, in return, bring benefit for you as well” he said while motivating young graduates to contribute for human welfare.

He said education did build character and provided leadership qualities, for which the graduating students ought to prove their skills in their relevant fields.

News Pakistan

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.