China’s support for technical education in Pakistan highlighted

Lahore: Chaudhry Shafay Hussain, the Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce, on Sunday afternoon highlighted China’s support for technical education in Pakistan.

He engaged in discussions with Vice Chancellors (VCs) of Technical universities during their visit to the TEVTA Secretariat (Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority) here.

The minister emphasized the government’s commitment to elevate technical universities into vibrant hubs for the advancement of technical education.

He mentioned that China, a significant ally in Pakistan’s educational advancements, has pledged substantial support in transforming technical universities into premier centers of technical education excellence.

This partnership underscores a shared vision for empowering the youth and driving economic progress through skilled manpower development, he added.

The minister delved into topics regarding the teaching process, developmental challenges, and future strategies of these universities with the VCs. They also shared insights into the issues faced by technical universities.

Expressing assurance in addressing these challenges, Chaudhry Shafay Hussain stated, “I plan to conduct visits to these universities soon to personally assess the teaching methodologies and hurdles.”

Underscoring the critical role of technical education in the contemporary era, he highlighted the necessity to cultivate skilled professionals in alignment with the global market’s demands.

Chaudhry Shafay Hussain further emphasized that “through the resolution of these challenges, we aim to transform these universities into true bastions of technical education promotion. We are poised to revolutionize the nation’s future by empowering our youth with modern sciences.”

The meeting, attended by Provincial Secretary of Industries and Commerce Ehsan Bhutta, Senior Economic Advisor Javed Iqbal, and relevant officials, also included discussions with Vice Chancellor Dr. Mahmood Saleem of Mir Chakar Khan Rind University of Technology in DG Khan and Vice Chancellor of Rasool Technology University in Mandi Bahauddin.

This engagement underlined the concerted efforts towards bolstering technical education, with a firm commitment towards a brighter future for Pakistan.