LAHORE : Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr. Hasan Askari has said that higher 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.
The caretaker Chief Minister stated this while talking to chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Dr. Nizam-ud-Din who called on him at his office, here on Monday.
During the meeting, various matters including promotion of research and development in higher education sector came under discussion.
Dr. Hasan Askari said that special 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 caretaker 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, he said adding that 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.
Dr. Hasan Askari 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 Dr. Nizam-ud-Din apprised the Chief Minister about performance and future strategy of the commission.