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Murad vows to revise, alter educational curriculum in Sindh

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday said that he was committed to ensuring access to universal and quality education for all the children and youth of Sindh through schools, colleges, technical institutes and universities.

“We will put an end to abuse of the educational curriculum by removing hate, violence and references to militancy and incorporate tolerance and respect for diversity,” he said while addressing the 14th convocation ceremony of SZABIST organised in Karachi.

Chancellor SZABIST Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Vice Chairman Aftab Shaban Mirani, President Board of Trustees Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Dr Altaf Mukati, SZABIST faculty, parents and students were also present on this occasion.

The CM said the prestigious institution (SZABIST) was established by his leader Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto with the vision to forward the cause of education in Pakistan.

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“I belong to Sindh and for me the youth of Sindh, young men and women are the future leaders in all fields of our social, economic, cultural and political life,” he said.

Quoting the message of Benazir Bhutto, the founder of SZABIST, he said she directed youth of the country towards education and said “my message to you the young generation to whom the torch of leadership will pass is to focus on education, on health, on social uplift and governance.”

He said he was aware of the fact that SZABIST had consistently maintained its distinction in imparting cutting edge knowledge by utilizing modern learning methods.

Murad said that the SZABIST had been the frontrunner in promoting leadership skills among students and contributed significantly towards community development.

“I would like to share with the young graduates here today the words of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto,” he said and quoted “I desire that vast number of people of Pakistan should acquire technological skills. I want first-class science in Pakistan because nothing less is acceptable. And I wish Pakistan to be increasingly self-reliant in all aspects of technology”.

Murad said: “I am committed to ensuring access to universal and quality education for all the children and youth of Sindh through schools, colleges, technical institutes and universities, he said and added the education reforms of his government are guided by the policy principles which are as follows:

“We are committed to Education for All to eliminate class divides, gender disparities, poverty and unemployment.

“We believe that every citizen should be able to realize his/her full potential in society through appropriate educational and vocational skills.

“We will combat obscurantism and promote a forward-looking national outlook based on our progressive indigenous traditions and a positive engagement with science, development and universal values.

“We will put an end to the abuse of the educational curriculum by removing hate, violence and references to militancy and incorporate tolerance and respect for diversity.

“We have initiated dialogue with Madrassa councils to modernize their education systems

“We will provide the latest technology and facilities in our institutions to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge and skills to keep pace with the world,” he said.

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The chief minister congratulated the passing out students on their successful completion of studies. He said “you have strived hard to meet the robust challenges set by your institution,” and added “I hope the rigors of the academic journey have prepared you well to face the challenges of the practical life.”

He said that he was very pleased to learn that more than 1000 students were graduating today, passing through the threshold of SZABIST to join the market of highly skilled professionals.

The CM said that SZABIST had an excellent track record and a very bright future ahead; it had created its identity and became one of the most preferred institutes of the country, including becoming one of the top 3 business schools in the country.

 

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