LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Schools Education Dr Murad Raas has said Pakistani students were a symbol of bright future and basis for sustained national development.
He expressed these views while addressing the Spirit of Math Conference 2018 at a local hotel, on Thursday. The minister said providing necessary guidance and training to the students on modern lines would help materialise the dream of a prosperous and developed Pakistan. “In this regard, the Punjab government is paying special attention to educational research and qualitative approach has been employed so that students could continuously improve their knowledge and remain aware of new educational challenges arising around them,” he said. “This way, Pakistani students will have a global vision and a confident personality to act as youth leaders for national development,” he added.
Students and educational experts from Canada, USA and Pakistan attended the ceremony. Dr Murad Raas said education was not limited to studying textbooks only but its real purpose is to broaden the intellectual ken of the students so that they could optimally utilise their energies with confidence.
He said that 21st century carries multiple challenges for the students and added that IT is the key to success in this era of constant challenges. “This requires that students should be fully empowered to deal with new challenges, he added. The dream of a new Pakistan cannot be materialised without 100% education as ignorance is a social menace.”
“The Punjab government has given particular attention to the promotion of education in the new budget.”
He welcomed the holding of Spirit of Math Conference 2018 in Lahore and voiced hope that this event would benefit the students in a number of ways.