Quality education imperative for students’ prosperity: Alvi

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Pays tributes to sacrifices of people of KP and armed forces

President Dr Arif Alvi here Tuesday said that quality education and character building of students were imperative for progress and prosperity of the country. Addressing the 26th convocation of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Science and Technology, Topi Swabi, the president said besides Islam, our rich culture, history and the society had laid great emphasis on education and character building of students and educational institutions should focus in this direction to make the country economically strong.

Eulogizing the educational services of GIK Institute of Science and Technology Top, he said the parents should also deserve appreciations for enabling their children to read in the country’s top educational institutes. He said those parents, who visited abroad for employment had a great desire to concentrate on character building and personality development of their children, adding additional responsibilities laid on the guardians and teachers to focus on character development of all students whose parents were working overseas.

The president said he was a chancellor of about 40 to 42 universities having a close contact with the senate and executive board of GIK Institute and found that this premier educational institution was going in the right direction. President said Pakistan was a strong country and its people had faced all difficult situations with steadfastness, great courage and moral spirit.

He said the country had successfully come out of all difficult challenges whether it was 2005 devastated earthquake or 2010 floods or war against terrorism or corona virus pandemic. He paid tributes to sacrifices of people of KPK and the armed forces that helped restored peace in the country. The president said Pakistan had accommodated over four million Afghans refugees for the last four decades.

He said the country’s had all the potential to join the club of developed states by taking accurate decisions in right direction. Dr Arif Alvi said there was a lot of scope for IT, agriculture, science, technology and others disciplines and urged students to work with dedication and passion by using their knowledge for service of humanity and development of the country.

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