Staff Reporter Islamabad
President Dr ArifAlvi has underscored the need for promoting technical education and Information Technology in the country so as to fulfil the requirements of the industrial sector as well as provide employment opportunities to the youth.
Highlighting the importance of quality education, he said that the technological and industrial development of the country was directly linked to the quality of education and the higher education institutions needed to focus on research and development to put the country on the path of development.
The President made these remarks during a briefing on Sir Syed Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE) Institute of Technology, Islamabad, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today.
Vice-Chancellor of CASE, Prof. Dr Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz, briefed the President about the role of his Institution in the promotion of advanced studies in the field of engineering and technology.
He informed that CASE was offering various programmes from bachelor to PhD levels in the fields of Engineering, Management, Business and Computing.
It was highlighted that currently over 900 students were enrolled in various disciplines in the Institute whereas more than 3500 students had graduated since its inception.
The meeting was told that since 2017, the university had awarded scholarships and financial aid worth Rs 54.3 million to deserving students.
Addressing the meeting, the President said that universities must focus on developing analytical and logical thinking skills among its students.
He added that the teachings of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan could enlighten and guide the youth in future.
He asked the management of the Institute to increase the number of students as well as enhance the virtual ability of CASE.
He also underlined the need for collaboration with public and private universities to increase productivity and uplift the education sector.