Islamabad, March 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training, Engr. Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman was Chief Guest at the Inauguration Ceremony of Al Firdous Vocational Training Centre in Bharakahu here on Thursday. The training centre has been established under Public-Private Partnership Program by Al Firdous Community School in collaboration with National Education Foundation (NEF).
Speaking on the occasion, Minister said that technical and vocational education is as important for society as conventional education. He said that most students who leave schools after primary due to various personal or social reasons often find their way into these vocational training centers and turn out to be expert workmen and technicians after getting training from such centers.
Minister said that a properly trained person will not only help himself in terms of getting better employment opportunities and ensuring safe work but the society will also benefit from his skills and efficiency. “Focus on technical and vocational education will also increase our National Productivity”, he emphasized. “Both boys and girls should have opportunities to get vocational education and hence become productive members of the society”, he said.
Minister said that besides formal education, teachers should also inculcate positive thinking in students, train them in ethics and teach good habits to them. “Young population is our biggest strength; we need to harness their talent, make them useful knowledge seekers and active contributors for well being of society”, he said. On Public-Private partnership he said that such ventures have indeed brought encouraging results. “A dedicated and sincere private management helps the government in their efforts to serve the society”, he said.
Referring to the Quran Education Bill, he said that the teaching of Quran to school students with easy to understand translation will help spread true message of Quran and Islam and hence counter extremist ideologies. “A true Muslim desires not only the welfare of human kind but also the betterment of surrounding environment and ecosystem”, he said.
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