Islamabad, 29 April 2022 (TDI): President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi chaired the fourth meeting of the Senate of National Skills University (NSU) organised at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad.

President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged universities to prepare more qualified professionals in line with evolving market trends, citing the high demand for skilled workers in Pakistan and around the world. 

The President made these remarks today at Aiwan-e-Sadr while chairing the 4th Senate meeting of the National Skills University (NSU), Islamabad. The meeting was attended by members of the Senate, including NSU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar. 

In his address to the conference, the President requested that NSU’s management form a committee to devise a strategy for expanding and multiplying the university’s student body.

Moving forward, he emphasised the necessity for double shifts at colleges around the country, as well as the establishment of short courses to meet the market demand for qualified labour. 

In order to satisfy the increased demand for trained human resources, the President also advocated for delivering skill-based education via online and distant learning. The meeting approved the minutes of the NSU Senate’s third meeting in Islamabad.

It also approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NSU and Mir Chakar Khan Rind University of Technology, Dera Ghazi Khan, to promote research, education, vocational, and skill development training programmes between the two universities.

Under the terms of the agreement, NSU will help Mir Chakar Khan Rind University construct technological, vocational, and professional skill development programmes, as well as provide practical training in technical and vocational sectors to its students.

The country’s first skill-focused university’s principal goal is to develop a large number of high-quality graduate and post-graduate technologists in a variety of contemporary areas in order to meet national demands.

The President demanded that the university’s administration take steps to provide skill-based technical education and that academic programmes be launched quickly in order to meet market demand for qualified workers.

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