An institute for electronics and vocational training has been named after Benazir Bhutto’s youngest daughter, Aseefa, who laid the foundation stone on Friday as her father, President Asif Ali Zardari, looked on.
The Bibi Aseefa Institute of Electronics & Vocational Training (AIVET) is part of the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University in Lyari.
The institute will work under the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Faculty of Electronic Engineering and will have 10 engineering streams and 17 practical fields in vocational training. The goal is to train the young people of Lyari who will receive degrees, diploma and certificates which will be accepted overseas as well.
The president said that it was a great achievement of the government that it had opened three new universities in Karachi after over six decades. The city’s population has grown so much that a greater number of universities and educational facilities are needed.
Vice Chancellor Dr Rashid A. Shah said that around 250 permanent jobs for technicians, helpers, lab assistants would be created by the institute. The first batch will emerge in six months. Governor Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and provincial ministers attended the ceremony.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2012.