President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Masood Khan, stressed improving education standards in the region. He also marked the unity AJK has with Pakistan.
While he was addressing a conference of vice-chancellors of the public sector universities of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the president said:
We need to equip our students with the education of modern sciences and technologies to prepare them to rise up and meet the future challenges head-on,
The students graduating from our educational institutions have become nuclear scientists, world-renowned economist, entrepreneurs, and top diplomats and had brought laurels to our country,
We must educate our students in consonance with the requirements of the new environment and situations, and should introduce the technologies which will altogether change our lifestyle in the future.
We should transform our students from traditional education to applied knowledge so that they, on completion of their studies, should be able to play their role in the development of the country and prosperity of the society.
The president also added that the lifestyle of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is a model for all in terms of education and training, and said that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through his training had raised people like Caliph Omar (RA) who are quoted throughout the world even today because of their brilliance and wisdom.
It is also mentioned that earlier on an invitation, Chairman AJK Public Service Commission Air Marshal (retd) Masood Akhtar gave a very informative presentation on the training of faculty and introduction of the new education methodologies in higher education institutions.