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Minister Anusha Rehman urges for quality research at par with international standards

Islamabad, October 28, 2015 (PPI-OT): Ms. Anusha Rahman said that in this age of innovation and technological advancement steps should be taken that the benefits of ICT reaches girls and women. She stated this during her speech after the inauguration of a newly constructed ICT block in Lahore College for Women University.

The minister said that with the addition of an exclusive state of the art ICT block in the university girls would be having a technical learning in the institution environment. She emphasized that along with the students of the IT department, the students of the other departments should also take advantage of this opportunity by taking base IT and Computer courses. She advised the university administration to introduce IT courses for the non-IT students as well as because Information Technology has assumed a pivotal role in every sphere of life, she added.

The minister hoped that this new ICT Block will not only be a centre of excellence in Information and Communication Technologies but also work as an incubation centre for young entrepreneurs. This phenomenon will lead to women empowerment, she continued.

The Minister of State also advised the university administration that to make this ICT Block a centre of high quality research and innovations at par with international standard university administration may seek help from the private sector. Public-Private Partnership would be a best option to achieve this goal, the Minister added.

She further stated that we are working on the special project of “ICT for girls where we want to establish computer labs for the girls of unserved /underserved areas and teach them coding, so that they could earn an honourable livelihood.

Prof. Dr. Uzma Qureshi, the Vice Chancellor of Lahore College for Women University, Lahore traced the tremendous contribution of the institution in the empowerment of women through education and expressed her resolve to open the doors of I.T and modern knowledge upon the future builders of Pakistan, the young women who will be able to become entrepreneurs and contributors to the knowledge based economy of the country.

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