Access to education: Ahsan

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Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Professor Ahsan Iqbal said here Wednesday that the government was committed to providing the underprivileged class access to education.

Addressing the International Summit on Higher Education and Workforce Development the minister said that the access to higher education was one of the keys to growth and development.

The Summit was organized under the auspices Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) Project.

The HESSA project is providing technical assistance to 16 Pakistani universities distributed across all provinces in improving their institutional and technical capacities in delivering market-relevant education and research, with an overarching goal of enhancing the employability potential of graduating students.

The summit was a timely initiative within the context of Pakistan’s development priorities as US support for Pakistan’s Higher Education System has a long history which ranges from primary and basic education. (Staff Reporter)