Provincial Minister Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani was the chief guest at a ceremony held in a public university here on Friday to distribute laptops to 38 M Phil students.
In his keynote address, the minister asked the students to use the laptops to improve their research skills and come up with solutions of modern-day challenges by studying the latest innovations and knowledge-trends in their respective fields. He said that IT had overpowered every section of society and was very helpful in improving service delivery as well as elevating the quality of life of the masses.
He said that the Punjab government was committed to developing students as team-leaders by providing them with world-class education. For this purpose, a holistic development related reforms agenda has been underlined to develop the higher education sector by providing it the required resources.
Knowledge accumulation and application have become major factors in national economic development, and are increasingly at the core of a country’s competitive advantage in the global economy, the minister said.
Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Nizamuddin also spoke on the occasion.