Rector COMSATS Urges Govt To Involve Universities In Achieving Task Of 10 Mln Jobs

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Rector COMSATS urges govt to involve universities in achieving task of 10 mln jobs

In order to achieve its target of providing 10 million jobs to the youth in next five years, the incumbent government should properly involve the higher educational institutions in the task.

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :In order to achieve its target of providing 10 million jobs to the youth in next five years, the incumbent government should properly involve the higher educational institutions in the task.

The universities have such potential to achieve the said above target of the provision of 10 million jobs to the youth; this was stated by the Rector COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) Dr Raheel Qamar in an interaction with media persons on Wednesday.

As many as 600 foreigner students including 100 from Afghanistan are getting education on scholarships in eight campuses of the COMSATS University, he added.

The COMSATS had also offered scholarships at PhD level to Sri Lanka and Maldives, he told.

He further said that COMSATS did not award affiliation to any college and there is no plan in future as well, as it will not compromise on the quality education.

He said that further campuses of the CUI could not be established due to shortage of funds adding; since last eight years the university did not receive funds from the previous governments.

Sharing his future plans, he said that a campus would be established in Quetta (Samungli) adding that the land for the project has been purchased while funds are required for the construction of building.

He said that the talks are also underway with the government of Sindh to establish such kind of campus in the province.

In a question, the Rector suggested the incumbent government to encourage the universities in use of ICT in teaching as it will help in provision of education to massive number of students in short span of time.

Regretting the rumors about his plagiarism in thesis, Rector COMSATS said that a high level committee has investigated the issue and added some people are involved in this propaganda.

Replying to another question, he said although there were some laps in National Testing Service (NTS) but most of the rumors prevail due to the competitors".

COMSATS took stern action against the complaints of people about leakage of NTS papers; he said adding that such cases had been sent to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further inquiry.

He also informed that a Pak-China Business Forum is being held by COMSATS in Lahore from Friday in which around 200 business companies would participate.

Around 400 Chinese delegates would also participate in the forum being held with an aim for the establishment of different kind of industries in the country.

Earlier, a representative of COMSATS gave a detailed brief about the university and its startand future plans.

Sharing the details, he said that currently COMSATS have more than 36000 students in eights campuses with 1143 PhDs which is high number of doctors than any other university in the region.

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