Jamshoro: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah gave away degrees to the position holders of the Mehran university at 26th Convocation.
Speaking at 26th Convocation of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology at the University campus the CM congratulated Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Tauha Hussain Ali, Members of the Senate and the Faculty of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET), and MUET-Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Campus (Khairpur Mir’s), for holding the convocation.
He said being an Engineer himself, he could very well relate to the feelings of being the recipient of this life-changing degree from this reputable Institution. He added that Mehran University enjoyed an enviable position and it has become a leader and model in quality education.
“I myself have focused on education as the only determinant leading to success and socio-economic development,” he said and added that the time he took oath as the Chief Minister, he set a goal- based on his dream to see every child who was out of school back in the classroom, having all facilities enjoyed by students in developing nations.
The CM said that he was delighted to know that Mehran University, has been categorized as a distinguished public-sector Engineering University at the national & international levels -1st in the province of Sindh and 2nd in Pakistan. He added that Mehran University has phenomenal potential to rank in the top 100 universities of the world and I am sure this task would be achieved very soon.
The chief minister said that Pakistan in modern times has multiple challenges – the major challenge it faced was Economic constraints and at the same time catering to the needs of the young people who were unable to seek education, which made up a larger percentage of the country’s population.
“It is our responsibility to give them skill-based training and provide them with opportunities so that we can tap this asset, Mr. Shah said and added his government was playing its due role in both, such as contributing as a major revenue-generating Province of the country, which augmented the national exchequer, and secondly by deploying a major portion of its financial resources on improving Education in the province at all levels.
Murad Shah said that the education system in Pakistan was facing critical challenges, including access to higher education for a significant number of Pakistan’s young population, old and impractical pedagogical techniques, brain drain of the most qualified people, and lack of meaningful and relevant research to tackle the most pressing issues facing our country.
The CM said that it was alarming to note that, amongst a population of 220 million, a very small percentage have access to University Level Education. “It is now our collective responsibility to prepare our students to play a pivotal role in the country’s socio-economic development in future times,” he said.
Earlier, Mr. Shah gave away degrees to the position holders of the university.
CM chaired the 60th Parents Day
Petaro: The CM at the start of the visit of the Jamshoro chaired the 60th Parents Day. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that personality grooming, and character building were the most important ingredients of quality education. “In our education system, the quality of education was normally measured through grades in board exams.
The CM said that a few institutions in the country worked on the character-building and personality grooming of their students. He added that Cadet College Petaro was meeting both the needs of their students, personality building, and education for which he applauded the institution and its teachers.