Tanveer urges universities to start vocational education programms

Zubair Qureshi

Federal Minister for Education Rana Tanveer Hussain while addressing as Chief Guest the International Islamic University Admission Expo on Thursday, said the industry and academia should work together to solve the country’s problems through research and cooperation.

Addressing the admissions expo at International Islamic University of on the theme “Lifelong Learning Opportunities” at the Activity Center at the university’s New Campus, the minister said people with technical education and technical experience are in demand all over the world.

He said that the government is paying special attention to vocational education. He also emphasized vocational education programmes at the university level.

He added that the authorities of Saudi Arabia have assured cooperation in providing scholarships for Pakistani students.

The Federal Minister said that the role of International Islamic University in promoting peace and tolerance is commendable.

Addressing the ceremony, Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri said success lay in the respect of teachers.

He said that students are the architects of the future. Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri congratulated the administration for the successful organization of the event.

He said that the role of the International Islamic University in the promotion of Islam is exemplary. He opined that he role of universities is pivotal in disseminating Islam’s message of peace.

Speaking on the occasion, Rector International Islamic University Dr Masoom Yasinzai said the expo was a general invitation to the architects of the future (students) to acquire knowledge.

On this occasion, IIU President Dr. Hathal Homoud Al-Otaibi appreciated the efforts of the organizers and visited the stalls of each faculty along with the Rector and chief guest.

It is a dream to bring IIU on the top of the list of best educational institutions and all such events are a part of this journey.

On this occasion, well-known law expert Shoaib Shaheen and president of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce, vice-presidents of the university, faculty members and a large number of students were also present.

In addition to the details of the offered degree programs, career counseling and guidance about the process of applying in all 10 faculties, the visitor parents and candidates were given opportunity to meet the faculty members in the expo as well as they also had the facility to have campus tours on the occasion.


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