If you want to be a part of a better world, think to study in France.
To build stronger relations between nations, governments take different steps. Sometimes trade routes bring them closer. While sometimes education is the key for a better world. One such step was brought into lights when the French Ambassador invited young talents to study in France on Thursday.
Martine Dorance, the French ambassador to Pakistan, said that the country wants more students from Pakistan. “We will welcome more students from Pakistan in our country,” she was addressing at a reception ceremony of French Higher Education Week and Francophonie Day. “We want to be a gateway to Europe for Pakistan.”
Pakistani students have already shown their talent all across the globe. Due to some mishaps in the country and further done by anti-Pakistan agents, students were reluctant to think of French universities as their route to higher education.
This statement by Martine could change the way students think. Not only steps like this would help Pakistani students to get higher education from an academic hub like France, but this would also help to contribute to better relations.
The French ambassador to Pakistan also said that a recent delegation of 21 members from French universities visited Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi. This visit was to spread an interest in students seeking higher education from top-notch universities.
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, the Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), also added that of the 705 students sent on scholarship to France, 400 have already done their PhDs.
Representatives from different countries were also seated at last evening’s ceremony. This one tiny step is just a beginning for polishing the talent of young minds. It can be hoped that further steps could be taken from other nations. After all, according to experts; Pakistan could become the 16th largest economy in the world.
Image credits: The France Embassy Pakistan