TEVTA lauds support from Japan

JICA provides technical training and machinery


Our Correspondent December 13, 2017
File photo: TEVTA Chairman Irfan Qaiser Shiekh. PHOTO: NNI

LAHORE: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has said the collaboration of Japan International Cooperation Agency and TEVTA has provided technical education to the youth of Punjab. He said the education as at par with Japanese standards.

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He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of JICA led by Mayumi Miyata on Tuesday at TEVTA Secretariat. Sheikh said JICA provided Rs640 million aid for the students of Diploma in Associate Engineering (DAE) which eventually raised the standard of technical education. Machinery worth Rs105 million was also handed over to Government Technical College Faisalabad, he added.

The TEVTA chairman said syllabus of technical education was also reviewed by the experts from Japan. During this collaboration it was focused that the quality and standard of education should remain at par with Japanese standards. He also said that 90% of machinery has been arrived and the remaining would arrive soon.

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“TEVTA utilised this fund in a manner that so far 200 instructor and 5,000 students have been benefited. He said special attention was also being drawn towards colleges located in South Punjab.

“We want to enhance this collaboration in future as well. Recently our seven officials got training in Japan but now we want students to go to Japan for further training and studies,” the TEVTA chairman said.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 13th, 2017.

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