Provincial Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani Saturday said that role of higher education sector was crucial in ensuring development of country, as it converted students as ‘future leaders’ to steer the country towards progress and prosperity.
He was addressing the peace seminar here at the University of Education, Lahore.
He said that it was important that students should take keen interest in research-studies as well as promoting creative-thinking so that they could find out-of-box solutions in their respective fields.
This would help the country go along the developed nations confidently, he added.
He maintained that different steps had been taken to improve the standard of higher education sector and pointed out that one 100,000 laptops would be distributed among talented students during the financial year 2016-17.
The students are our best ambassadors who can bring laurels for the country through their hard work.
About the APS Peshawar carnage, he said that the whole nation was united to eliminate terrorism in order to make Pakistan peaceful and secure place for our children, who would have equal access to education.
The function was also addressed by Vice Chancellor, University of Education Dr Rauf-e-Azam and anchorperson Sohail Ahmad Warraich.
Director General, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Dr Shahid Saroya was also present on the occasion. On the occasion, students presented a stage-show depicting the menace of terrorism.