Lahore : The punjab government has introduced holistic reforms in the higher education sector to elevate it according to international standards. Promotion of information technology is one such step which has helped the students to improve their intellectual ken and strengthen them with new ideas and innovations.
It is sanguine that provision of laptops to the students has proved fruitful, as it has enabled them to remain abreast with new developments in their subjects of studies. This facility has manifestly increased the learning potentials of students and empowered them intellectually.
Provincial higher education minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani said this while addressing the laptops distribution ceremony in the 54 male and female students belonging to the Sikh community at Nankana Sahib today. The function was organized at Gurdwara Janam Asthan. These laptops were provided by the punjab government to the higher education department for distribution in these college students. Different Sikh community leaders were also present on the occasion who thanked the punjab government for consolation of the students.
The higher education minister Raza Gillani said in his address that equitable access to information technology is first step towards achieving the goal of technology-driven knowledge-economy. Information technology serves as the foundation for the academic development of the institutions as it supports new advances and approaches to teaching and learning, and provides new capabilities in research.
The information technology also helps determine future directions and provides understanding on how technology can best support both research and academic sides of the institution, he added. The students must work in the realm of possibilities and ensure that access to IT provides strategic advantages to them.
He said that information and communication technologies are important requirements for fostering equitable access to new developments in information and knowledge as well as to promoting educated society.
Provincial minorities affair minister Tahir Khalil Sindhu also spoke on the occasion and asked the students to make correct use of this facility to perform better in their studies. Later, Raza Gillani and Tahir Khalil Sindhu distributed laptops in the students.