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‘Technical education vital to promote prosperity across world’

December 14, 2019

Islamabad : More than two dozen ambassadors from different countries of the world, several Vice Chancellors and distinguished guests and the speakers highlighted the importance of skills education in bringing peace and prosperity across the world. A seminar on the topic of “Skills Education Diplomacy” was organised at the National Skills University in collaboration with Inter University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (IUCPSS), Faysal Bank and Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies.

The National Skills University in Islamabad is a newly established higher education institute headed by Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar who assumed the charge few weeks ago.

According to him preservation of indigenous skills in the country is a major challenge. Towards this, the National Skills University in collaboration with NAVTCC and several other like-minded organisations will be establishing “National/Digital Skill Village”.

This initiative will modernise existing skills in the country which are considered as national & social pride of Pakistan. Prof. Mukhtar invited diplomatic missions in Islamabad to introduce their countries skills in Pakistan through the university platform. Prof. Mukhtar also mentioned that NSU has special mandate of popularizing 21st century skills in the realm of industrial revolution 4 within the country.

The “Digital Pakistan” project will further assist in popularizing skills education in the country. Several distinguished academicians, skills education leaders including Prof. Dr. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. Muhammad Ali, Chairman, Vice Chancellors ‘Committee, Vice Chancellors from several universities of the country including University of Sahiwal, Malakand University, Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, GC University Lahore, Islamia College University Peshawar, Muslims Youth University expressed their thoughts on the issue of Skills’ Education Diplomacy.

Director of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies and Executive Director, NAVTCC, also participated in this event.

Murtaza Noor in the concluding remarks highlighted on the importance of establishing a consortium of academic institutions in the country offering skills education programs. Director Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies assured her support to continue such programmes in future for bringing diplomatic community in the country closer to National Skills University the custodian of indigenous skills and their modernization for coping challenges of the 21st century.