ISLAMABAD: Danish Ambassador to Pakistan Rolf Michael Hay Pereira Holmboe on Monday urged students to make education a top priority to become part of the global economy.
He expressed these views at a ceremony held in the auditorium of the Nazriya-e-Pakistan Council by the International Foundation for Education, Empowerment & Learning (iFeel) in collaboration with the Helping Humanity – a welfare organisation run by patriotic Pakistanis living in Denmark.
Ambassador Rolf Holmboe said that the well-to-do, emancipated and educated strata of the society have a moral and ethical obligation of sharing and caring to bring the less privileged, marginalised segments at par. He said that the change in a positive direction can be brought about by imparting meaningful and quality education.
He said that Denmark was one of the richest and happiest nations owning to transformation and promotion of the education sector. Both public and private sector have a uniform education system and different sectors play a proactive role in the promotion of education. To be the part of global economy, education must be the top priority, he said.
He said that impressive performances by the student show their talent and iFeel was playing a constructive role to bring the out of school children in the mainstream of the society. He said that the nations cannot progress and flourish with a disparity in the socio-economic status of different segments of the society and when more than 50 percent of its population remains uneducated.
The event was arranged to laud the efforts and hard work of the students and teachers in the 2018 examination of class V and prizes were awarded to high achievers. Short skits and other items were presented by the students. Earlier, welcome address was presented by iFeel chairperson Dr Tayyaba Siddiqui, while Human Resource manager Saima Sayyed presented a comprehensive report regarding activities under the iFeel.