KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair here on Tuesday appreciated the role played by the private sector educational institutions in the promotion of research culture across the country.
Talking to a delegation of Indus University, led by its Chancellor, Khalid Ameen, he said that the advancement of higher education is an equally crucial requirement for national progress and development especially considering the fact that the youth consists of about 60% of the population.
“In the present era of science and technology there can be no compromise on the quality of higher education paving way for well-groomed and capable human resource,” he said.
The governor said that the government itself is fully committed to the cause of education and will extend every possible support to the private sector for imparting quality education.
“The government has not absolved itself of its responsibilities,” he said emphasizing that close coordination is needed in order for the country to get a larger pool of competent human resource.
Particularly appreciative of the research culture strengthened in the country by the private sector universities and postgraduate level institutions, the governor said that the youth has to be actively engaged in healthy pursuits.
Issues including the role of private sector in curriculum development, science and technology related subjects, government support and others were extensively discussed.
He said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has taken upon itself a challenge to develop and strengthen critical thinking of the university level students across the country.
He said that the PM laptop scheme for university students was a major step towards the goal, with equal attention towards the inculcation of research-oriented approach in teaching and curriculum in the public sector universities.
“The initiative has produced positive results and therefore the students who are in their second and third semesters in different public sector universities are also being provided with the laptops,” he said.