Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that the federal government would provide all possible assistance to provinces to promote higher education.
Chairing a review meeting on the promotion of higher education, the premier said that at the level of higher education, teaching youth the contemporary modern sciences was key to progress and development.
The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry and Shafqat Mahmood, Special Assistant Shahbaz Gill, Chairman Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology Dr Ata-ur-Rehman, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and senior officials.
The meeting was apprised of the progress on the establishment of Sialkot Engineering University for which the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) had already approved the project worth Rs16.69 billion.
The Sialkot Engineering University will be set up jointly by the federal and the Punjab government for which half of the money and land will be provided by the Punjab Government.
The meeting was informed that the teachings of Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) were being included in the syllabus of the grade 8, 9 and 10 and the new syllabus for these classes would be launched soon.