President urges students to learn skills required for county’s development


President Arif Alvi has congratulated students of the Information Engineering Technology Department of NSU for securing the first position in the coding competition. He stated this in a video message on occasion of SoftFest 2022, a National Level Software Skills Competition.

He said this success reflects a unique University-Advisory Council initiative of the public-private partnership model. Importantly, all Advisory Council members strived to promote skills education, freely giving their time and resources to the university and countrywide. A skilled workforce always finds better job opportunities with decent earnings than unskilled individuals. The President was glad to note that some of the leading companies of Pakistan, System Limited, Muller & Phipps, and Dell Pakistan Limited gave valuable support in the form of IT equipment, curriculum planning, and delivery which significantly contributed towards this success. He urged the students to learn coding and other skills required for development of the country.

The National Skills University Islamabad’s founding Vice Chancellor took charge in October 2019 and, over the past couple of years, has revolutionized the outlook of the devastated and deserted area into a vibrant university providing skills education in various technological domains, including biotechnologies, computing, electrical, mechanical, medical, and information engineering. Besides several undergraduate programs in various fields, the university also offers short-term skilling and reskilling programs in trades widely sought by employers in the country and abroad.

Notably, National Skills University Islamabad has a unique recognition in the country as UNESCO International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.

This university has also received the accolade as a member of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Network Co-action initiative 2022 for the “Future Foresight Institutional Capacity for Post-COVID-19 World” project.

The entire National Skills University Islamabad community, including students, faculty, employees, the Vice Chancellor, and members of the Advisory Council, thanked the Chancellor’s appreciation and encouragement.

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