SSUET pur­su­ing work­force de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

Group pho­to­graph of mem­bers of CPNE taken dur­ing An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing. Jab­bar Khat­tak, Mu­jee­bur Rehman Shami and Me­htab Khan Ab­basi were also present on the oc­ca­sion.—PO photo

Syed Univer­sity of En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy (SSUET) has em­barked upon the pro­gramme of work­force de­vel­op­ment to help spur the process of head­way in the so­ci­ety. This was stated by the Chan­cel­lor of SSUET, Jawaid An­war here on Thurs­day. He said, we are fully fo­cused to im­prove the standard of ed­u­ca­tion.

He was of the view that there is a big gap be­tween cer­ti­fied work­force like doc­tors, engi­neers, tech­nol­o­gists, sci­en­tists etc. and non-cer­ti­fied work­force like plumbers, diploma hold­ers and sim­i­lar other pro­fes­sions and that this gap needs to be bridged to en­sue fast eco­nomic progress.

Jawaid An­war be­lieved that in or­der to achieve this ob­jec­tive, em­pha­sis is be­ing laid on in­tro­duc­ing cour­ses at Ali­garh In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (AIT), an off­shoot of Ali­garh Mus­lim Univer­sity Old Boys As­so­ci­a­tion (AMUOBA) so as to pro­mote cre­ative abil­i­ties among stu­dents to help them con­trib­ute to­wards na­tional eco­nomic progress.

He also un­der­lined the im­por­tance of sports and said that at SSUET, the sports de­part­ment has been re­or­ga­nized with the in­duc­tion of sport pro­fes­sion­als like Mub­bashir Mukhtar as its Di­rec­tor.

Point­ing out that the SSUET is per­form­ing well in sports, he said the ob­jec­tive is not to win awards alone but to in­fuse the sports­man spirit among stu­dents to take wins as a pride and de­feats as a les­son with pos­i­tive at­ti­tudes which in turn will in­fuse dis­ci­pline in them.

The Chan­cel­lor said that our sports pol­icy is very sim­ple and based on pro­mot­ing the stu­dents phys­i­cal and men­tal growth and keep­ing them en­gaged in con­struc­tive and pos­i­tive ac­tiv­i­ties.

He said the SSUET is tak­ing stock of a pol­icy for sports-based ad­mis­sions while the univer­sity has al­lo­cated a big chunk of fund for award of schol­ar­ships to stu­dents and par­tic­u­larly those who face fi­nan­cial con­straints.

“Our pol­icy is that no stu­dent is al­lowed to give up ed­u­ca­tion just be­cause of fi­nan­cial prob­lem,” said Jawaid An­war. The Chan­cel­lor said that in or­der to en­sure merit, the univer­sity man­age­ment is mak­ing ef­forts against var­i­ous mal­prac­tices.

He said that sports ac­tiv­i­ties at SSUET are be­ing brought into a sys­tem with an end to ad­ho­cism. This would in­clude sports based ad­mis­sions and schol­ar­ships. He in­formed that univer­sity has var­i­ous sport teams like cricket, hockey, foot­ball bad­minton, ta­ble ten­nis, bas­ket ball, box­ing un­der qual­i­fied coaches while a team of girls in bas­ket ball has also been raised. Plans are afoot to raise teams in snooker, squash and other sports. He said our teams have won tro­phies and awards in var­i­ous events and the univer­sity can also hold events un­der HEC.—APP photo

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, For­mer Prime Min­is­ter giv­ing away the Best Con­sumer Choice Award to Sa­dia Rashid, Pres­i­dent, Ham­dard Foun­da­tion Pak­istan in 11th Con­sumer Choice Award Cer­e­mony, held at a lo­cal ho­tel. Syed Nasir Hus­sain Shah, Min­is­ter for Food, Agri­cul­ture, S Khalid Tawab, Sr. Vice Pres­i­dent, FPCCI and Kaukab Iqbal, Chair­man, Con­sumer As­so­ci­a­tion of Pak­istan are also present on the oc­ca­sion.—PO

KARACHI—Sir

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