Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the universities and other educational institutions to share an additional responsibility of human resource development, to strengthen the country’s socio-economic structure besides imparting education, APP reported.
The President was talking to Chancellor of Riphah International University Hasan Muhammad Khan and Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Anis Ahmad, who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr Islamabad on Friday.
The President expressed satisfaction over the improved standards of higher education in Pakistan during last few years. He said institutions like Riphah International University had played a commendable role in this regard.
He said still a lot needed to be done to come at par with international standards of higher education, adding that the government was taking all possible measures for promotion of education.
The President stressed secondary and higher education for women, that comprised half of the country’s population. He appreciated the establishment of Women Institute of Science and Humanities at Riphah International University and said such dedicated campuses for women were a significant development in providing them quality education.
Chancellor Hasan Muhammad Khan briefed the President about ongoing and future projects of the university. He also extended an invitation to the President to inaugurate a charity hospital established by the university.