President urges corporate sector to help uplift education sector to modern trends

Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday emphasized the corporate sector to strive for bringing the education sector at par with modern trends by exploiting its experiences and observations besides urging the universities to focus on the applied research to achieve real progress.

The president made these remarks while addressing a dinner reception hosted in honour of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Alumni of Islamabad chapter held at the Presidency. Governor Sindh, also the patron of IBA Muhammad Zubair, Dean and Director Institute of Business Administration Dr Farrukh Iqbal and Member Board of Governors Shahid Shafiq also addressed the reception and shared their experiences and

The president, also the alumni of the very renowned educational institute, viewed that the corporate sector usually remained linked with the world as part of their professional engagements.

He hoped that the said sector would set a tradition of creating awareness among their alma mater as well as other educational institutes taking the advantage of their experiences and knowledge to train the young generation.

He observed that the basic cause of deterioration in various sectors was to bank upon the foreign researches instead of focusing the applied research in local universities.

The president viewed that every nation carries out research works according to its goals and conditions, and their adoption by any other nation in toto begets problems.

He said usually, the method of trial and error was adopted which also did not always worked well, he added. He was of the view that the changes to be occurred in the fields of industry, trade and technology after the
operationalization of China Pakistan Economic Corridor could only be tackled through research.

The president hoped that the educational institutes would create an atmosphere of education and research to play a vibrant role in the society.
He advised the universities and educational institutes to also create a cultural atmosphere to guide the nation in political, social and economic issues. This would help all the sections of society to join the course of national development without being the victim of different crises.

President Mamnoon told the gathering that the atmosphere in the educational institutes had been different when he was a student as there had been a harmony among the teachers and students. The students used to respect their teachers wholeheartedly considering him as his real sage.

The president observed that the standard of higher education had improved in Pakistan during last few decades as previously the country had very few institutes like IBA but now it was rich of a plenty of higher educational institutes.

He said besides modern sciences, strong traditions would also help promote educational institutes as well as the educational process and the role of alumni was crucial in this regard.

President Mamnoon hoped that our educational institutes would fulfill this national need and his alma mater would also play no lesser role in this regard.

Later, the president gave away souvenirs to Governor Sindh, Dean IBA and others. Governor Zubair and Dean IBA also presented a token of appreciation to the president.

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