Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said he wanted the country’s youth to excel as ‘all-rounders of contemporary plus religious education’ and prove their mettle before the world with confidence.
“The youth, which has a strong knowledge of both modern sciences and religion and also realizes the objective of Pakistan’s creation, can lead the country at international arena,” the prime minister said in his address at the prize-distribution ceremony held for the meritorious students of Madrassahs (religious institutions), here at the PM House.
The event was aimed at honouring the Madrassah students, who appeared in the contemporary subjects of regular board examinations, along side their actual system of religious education. Prime Minister Khan said efforts were afoot to end the colonial system of parallel education systems in the country, which was resulting in a wide social divide among the people.
He said the education system would be synchronized where all the students in every nook and cranny of the country would study the same curriculum to a certain level and would later on opt for any discipline of their choice. “The objective is to rise together as a nation which is gelled with the bond of harmony and tolerance,” he said. Terming as grave injustice, he regretted that Madrassah students due to their limited scope of syllabus, could not exploit the opportunities offered in modern fields.—APP