Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), in his message on the international day of education has said that Knowledge is the driver of economic progress, all eyes are focused on higher education sector to play an effective role.
“As world commemorates the world education day, we must vow to put academia and industry into a bond so that we be able to solve our issues at our own through education” said IIUI Rector.
Talking about the educational landscape in the country, he said the major flaw in our education system is the paucity of funds. He added that it is the need of hour that youth must be nurtured in the light of Islamic teachings. IIUI Rector maintained that youth of the country have proved that they support peace and tranquility. “The world should know that our message is to preach love, harmony, mutual cooperation and brotherhood” said Dr Masoom.
He opined that the country’s 56 million young men and women are the real force to deal with problems. He furthered that instead of thinking about shortcuts, young people should prepare themselves according to contemporary requirements.
Talking about peace in society, he said that education is the ultimate source to disseminate peace and culture of dialogue among the societies. He maintained that educational institutions must play a role of solution providers.