Lahore : Provincial Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said that the Punjab government is striving for education, training and character building of the youth so that Pakistan could get best leadership in different sectors.
He was addressing the prize distribution ceremony of Unique Group of Institutions here in Al-Hamra Hall on Thursday.
The function was attended by talented students, faculty members and a large number of people related to education sector.
In his key-note address, Raza Gillani said that it’s mandatory to have cooperation between public and private sector institutions for a better educated nation.
The minister said that higher education department is supporting the students through several programs like laptop distribution, scholarship awards and co-curricular activities.
He said that keeping in view the significance of highly qualified faculty, we have established a teachers’ training academy. He said that thousands of lecturers and assistant professors are appointed this year all over Punjab.
Mr. Gillani has said that a comprehensive higher education policy is being finalized to ensure that Pakistani universities could be developed as international standard institutions of research and innovation where quality education could help the students to excel.
In the first phase, it is my mission to bring five top public sector universities of the Punjab in the QS Ranking and the government is committed to provide equal opportunities of getting high quality education to the youth.
He said that research and higher education are the basic component of development as the developed world has achieved pinnacles of glory in the comity of the nations with their high-quality system of higher education which is the agent of change and accelerated development. Pakistan can also achieve such achievements by developing its system of higher education in line with the needs and requirements of the job market. It is quite satisfying that Pakistani youth is able, dedicated and has many potential. The intellectual ken of the youth can be further developed by providing them different opportunities of quality education and research.
It is satisfying that Punjab government has provided the necessary platform through different reforms to the youth to develop themselves as leaders in their respective fields. He said that Pakistani youth is known for its hard work and talent and on the basis of pool of talented youth Pakistan can achieve a respectable position in the comity of the nations.
The Minister congratulated the teachers and parents of the students for their students’ positions. He said that Pakistan is our Pride and we have to strive for achieving the best results for the nation.
Earlier, the Minister distributed millions of rupees’ cash prizes among the position holders of the institute.