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May 26, 2016

Education imperative for progress: Rana Tanveer

Islamabad

 
May 26, 2016

Islamabad

While declaring education imperative for progress, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain on Wednesday said the government was making every effort to ensure better educational standards in the country.

He said the promotion of education would ensure the country's socio-economic development and thus, improving the people's living standard.

The minister said this after inaugurating the two-day ‘The News Education Expo 2016’ at the Pak-China Friendship Centre here.

Talking to this correspondent, the minister called for better industry-academia collaborations and said it would effectively address issues and challenges facing the country.

He said the government had planned to establish the country’s first vocational university to offer training and skills of international standards to youths for better employment opportunities and thus, contributing to economic development.

Rana Tanveer Hussain said as envisioned by the prime minister, efforts were underway for educational reforms to help local colleges and universities compete with their international contemporaries and win global acclaim.

He said it was heartening to know that educational institutions were introducing modern academic disciplines, especially in the field of science and technology, to meet the needs of current and future times.

The minister appreciated the Jang Media Group for organising the event, which, he said, will provide educational institutions and students with a good opportunity to interact with each other one-on-one about academic opportunities within the country and abroad.

“I’m sure this expo will bring all stakeholders to one platform for mutual benefit and thus, contributing to the improvement of the country’s education system,” he said.

Rana Tanveer Hussain later went around the place, interacted with stall organisers, and spoke to young visitors.

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