CM for focusing on research, development in universities

Salim Ahmed

Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Dr. Nizam-ud-Din called on Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr. Hasan Askari at his office, here today. During the meeting, various matters including promotion of research and development in higher education sector came under discussion.
Talking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that education is a key to success and a symbol of bright future of the country. Therefore, immediate steps should be taken for the promotion of higher education, he added. Particular attention should be given to the quality education for durable promotion of higher education sector because educational targets can only be achieved only through this way.
He said that research and development should be especially focused in universities and added that this goal can be achieved by arranging direct liaison among industry, livestock, agriculture and other sectors. Work is needed to be done with commitment and passion for promoting research and development in universities, he added.
The Chief Minister said that long lasting reforms in education sector is the basis of national development as the developed countries have earned a niche in the comity of the nations through their educational measures. Comprehensive policy is required to modernize the education sector for effectively dealing with today’s challenges.
It is the need of the hour that new reforms should be introduced in health and education sectors by utilizing the information and communication technologies.
He said that dexterous use of information technology is imperative for uplifting the educational system for betterment of the people. Vibrant strategy is required to transform the universities as centers of excellence for modern knowledge, he added. Chairperson PHEC apprised the Chief Minister about performance and future strategy of the commission.

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