Education minister visits National University of Technology
RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday visited the National University of Technology in Islamabad, ARY News reported.
Media wing of the armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the federal minister was apprised about the academic activities of the university.
On this occasion, Shafqat Mehmood also inaugurated the Skills Testing Centre. He expressed hope that the Skills Testing Centre would play role in improving skills of manpower.
“The Skills Testing Centre is the most important need of the modern times,” he said.
On January 8, the minister for education had said a new university would be established in Islamabad within few months to impart technical education to youths in different skills.
“Some two point five million youth enter the job market annually and it is a big challenge to provide them relevant technical skills to absorb them in the market,” Shafqat Mehmood had said while addressing a function under the auspices of New-Tech in Islamabad.
He had said the new university would help provide technical education and certification to youth to enable them to get honorable jobs.
Earlier in a statement, President Dr Arif Alvi had said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was committed to provide quality education in the country.