Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Prof. Mukhtar Ahmed said on Sunday that teachers had to play a crucial role in shaping minds of students and preparing them for future. He stated this while addressing an interactive session titled “Challenges for Higher Education: A way Forward” organized by the University of Sargodha (UoS) here at main campus, which was attended by senior faculty members, administrative officers and distinguished guests.
He stressed the need for producing industry-ready graduates who could contribute to the development of the country’s economy. Dr Mukhtar also highlighted the importance of collaboration between universities, industry, and the government to address challenges faced by the education sector in Pakistan. He pointed out that universities need to work closely with industry to ensure that their graduates had the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the demands of job market. The event concluded with the presentation of souvenirs to guests as a token of appreciation for their participation in the interactive session.