Islamabad, May 13, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid was the Chief Guest at the Certificate Distribution Ceremony of Pakistan Embassy Vocational Training Institute at the Embassy compound in Karte Parwan. He distributed certificates among the Afghan students who have completed English and computer courses from the Institute. says a press release received here today from Kabul
Muhammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s Ambassador in Kabul welcoming the chief guest and the graduating students at the ceremony said that education and capacity building of Afghans were amongst Pakistan’s top priorities in Afghanistan.
He stated that during past thirty years 30,000 Afghans had graduated from Pakistan while some 7,000 students were presently studying in Pakistani universities and colleges. He said that at least 500,000 Afghan refugee children were also studying in schools in Pakistan.
Ambassador Sadiq told the guests that Embassy was running this Institute without any tuition fees so that Afghans improve their skills in English language and computers to help them in their education and professional lives. He emphasized that education will also enhance prospects of peace and stability.
Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid in his speech thanked Pakistan Embassy for providing this opportunity to Afghan students to learn English and computers. He also appreciated Government of Pakistan for provision of 2,000 scholarships as well as allowing large number of Afghan students in Pakistani institutions.
The students receiving the certificates appreciated the Institute’s contribution in building the skills of Afghans in English and computers, the two subjects of vital importance in today’s globalized world. A total of 380 students received the certificates while another 300 are presently under training in the Institute.
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