ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday urged the students and youth to focus on acquiring modern education particularly in the fields of information technology and science to positively contribute to the overall socio-economic development of the country.
He advised the students to prepare themselves to fully benefit from the opportunities and possibilities emerging from the landmark China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
The president expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) which called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Minister of State for Education and Professional
Training, Balighur-Rehman, Vice Chancellor SMIU Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh and senior officials, were also present on the occasion, a press release issued from President's Office here said.
The president said that the association of Quaid-e-Azam with SMIU made it stand out from other educational institutions and appreciated the institution for imparting quality education to its students.
He underscored the need for having a highly qualified and trained faculty for achieving excellence in education. The president praised the National Leadership Programme of SMIU for capacity building of the students.