Skilled manpower vital for socio-economic uplift: President Arif
ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday asked the Management of National Skills University to take steps for the provision of skill-based technical education.
He expressed these views while addressing the meeting of Senate of NSU, at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday
The president said skilled manpower played vital role in the socio-economic development of the country.
He urged NSU to expeditiously initiate academic programmes keeping in view the market demand for skilled manpower.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mehmood, Secretary Federal Education Farah Hamid Khan, Member Higher Education Commission Fateh M. Marri, Vice-Chancellor NSU, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, Chairperson National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Prof. Dr. Mohammad Inayatullah Khan and other members of the NSU Senate.
Vice Chancellor NSU Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar briefed the meeting about the aims and proposed academic programmes to be offered by the University during 2021-2022.
The meeting approved the minutes of the first meeting of the Senate of NSU held in August, 2020.
The main objective of the country’s first-ever National Skill University is to produce a substantial number of high-quality graduate and post-graduate technologists professional in a variety of current disciplines to meet the national demands.