ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that skilled manpower is vital for Pakistan’s socio-economic development.
The president expressed these views while addressing the meeting of the Senate on National Skills University (NSU) here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mehmood, Secretary Federal Education Farah Hamid Khan, Member Higher Education Commission Fateh Marri, NSU Vice-Chancellor NSU, Prof Dr Muhammad Mukhtar, Chairperson National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Prof Dr Muhammad Inayatullah Khan and other members of the NSU Senate.
NSU Vice Chancellor Professor 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 president asked the university’s management to take steps for the provision of skill-based technical education and the administration to expeditiously initiate academic programmes keeping in view the market demand for skilled manpower.
The main objective of the country’s first-ever 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 national demands.