The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) would start a Chinese language course from August 24, TEVTA chairperson Irfan Qaiser Shaikh said on Tuesday.
Sheikh told a meeting the three-month course would be started as a pilot project at the Government College of Technology, Railway Road and the Government Technical Training Institute, Gulberg.
He said each class would accommodate 50 students. The basic requirement for admission to the course is matriculation.
The TEVTA chairperson said the economic cooperation of China was vital for Pakistan which was exploring new opportunities of prosperity. He said one-third of Chinese manufacturers had already moved all, or part of their production, outside China.
“Pakistan is rich in human resource. This is the right time to bring our human resource into the economic mainstream.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2015.