President Arif Alvi says human resource development important for poverty alleviation


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – President Arif Alvi has said human resource development is important for poverty alleviation and development of the country.He was addressing a ceremony in connection with launch of National Academy of Higher Education in Islamabad today.The President emphasized the need for quality education by the way of capacity building of teachers and bringing improvement in the educational institutions.
Dr Arif Alvi said every institution including the media must play its role to bring positive change in the society. He said we are living in the era of modern technology and we must adapt to the latest trends in order to cope with the challenges.
Referring to growing importance of artificial intelligence, the President said the world is changing fast and knowledge economy has taken over the overall wealth of world.
He said NAHE will enhance quality of teaching and learning, research and academic governance. Dr. Arif Alvi said promotion of education is vital to achieve vision of Naya Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said the government is committed to quality education and special allocations have been made in the budget for the purpose.
The Minister said NAHE will develop and promote academic governance and leadership quality of the higher education institutions faculty.
He stressed the need for making education comatiable with the job requirement of the market. He assured that the government will fully support HEC and NAHE to promote quality education.
Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri in his welcome note highlighted salient features and importance of NAHE.
He said NAHE will provide support to institutions focusing on capacity building of faculty and management of higher education institutions.
The Chairman said NAHE will engage with international institutions, development agencies, NGOs, civil society and social organizations to promote education in the country.
Punjab Higher Education Minister Raja Yasir Humayon, Professor of Engineering Oakley University Dr Barbara Oakley, Chief Executive Advance Higher Education UK Alison Johns, World Bank Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan were also present on the occasion.