Quality education must for development: PM

Published: 01:21 AM, 9 Sep, 2020
Quality education must for development: PM
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that quality education plays a key role in the development and prosperity of the country and nation, therefore among top priorities of the government.

The prime minister expressed these views while chairing a meeting to review measures taken for the promotion of higher education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz, Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, PM’s Special Assistant Dr Shahbaz Gill, Chairman Higher Education Commission Tariq Binori, KP CM’s Advisor on HEC Khaleeq ur Rehman, Chief Secretary KP, different serving vice-chancellors, former chancellors and senior officials attended the meeting.

Professor Dr Attaur Rehman also joined the meeting through video link. Imran stressed that for higher education and uniform opportunities in the basic education, implementation of merit and provision of facilities to teachers and students must be ensured.

The prime minister was given a detailed briefing over the implementation of steps and future strategy regarding the roadmap for the promotion of higher education in the province. The meeting was apprised of the provision of quality education in the universities of the province, enforcement of merit policy, encouragement of brilliant students, the proposed steps for the visible betterment of the organizational affairs and restoration of infrastructure.