- Dr Alvi directs CUI’s management to utilise BISP data in awarding a stipend to deserving students
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said that as the promotion of education was among the top priorities of the government, focus should be laid down creating knowledge capital and technological know-how to enable Pakistan join the ranks of advance countries.
The culture of research and development should be promoted in higher educational institutions, he said during a briefing on the COMSATS University by Rector Prof Dr Raheel Qamar here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Ministry of Science and Technology Secretary Yasmin Masood and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.
President Alvi emphasised that the universities had an important role in the human resource development, which ultimately contributed towards economic progress of the country. He stressed the need for open source knowledge-sharing so that developing countries could also timely benefit from the modern research.
He proposed that new campuses of the COMSATS University should also be established in Sindh and Balochistan. He directed the management of COMSATS to utilise data of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in awarding a stipend to the deserving students.
The president also congratulated the management of COMSATS for its up-gradation from an institute to the university through an act of the parliament. Earlier, Dr Raheel Qamar briefed the president about the activities and performance of the university.