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Punjab govt to encourage technical education: Murad Raas

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LAHORE (APP): Punjab Minister for School Education Murad Raas Monday said the provincial government would encourage technical education.

This, he stated, while presiding over the 11th meeting of Chancellor’s Committee of Punjab Tianjin University of Technical Education (PTUTE) alongwith Punjab Minister for Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal.
Different decisions were taken in the meeting regarding financial and administrative issues and training programs.
It was decided to give scholarships to special students getting admission on merit while position holders would also be awarded scholarships on the basis of their performance.
It was principally agreed to waive off the fee for those students whose family head has been died. The meeting also approved to set up another lab comprising 50 computers and recruitment on the posts of registrar, controller, director (planning and development) and treasurer.
The meeting decided to give two buses of Government Institute of Emerging Technology to Punjab Tianjin University.
Addressing the meeting, Provincial Minister for Schools Education Murad Raas said that useful spending of resources on education was need of the hour, adding that government was committed to provide quality education to the students.
He said that PTUTE would be made a premiere institution of technical education in the real sense and hoped that it would provide honorable livelihood to the youth.
He said that PTUTE would also act as a platform for developing skilled workforce for the international market and 100 percent enrollment targets would be achieved by starting double shift.
He informed that centralized information technology system was being designed under the Schools Education department to arrange necessary information under one roof.
Provincial Minister for Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal said that students would be encouraged to get technical education. “21st century is an era of science and technology and technical education will have to be promoted to make the youth self-reliant,” he added.
He said that university affairs should be dealt with merit and transparency.
Secretary Industry Nadeemur Rehman, VC PTUTE and others attended the meeting.

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