Discover youth’s potential through education, health, jobs: Alvi
President Dr Arif Alvi said focusing on three key areas, namely education, health and employment, would prove helpful in effectively utilizing the real potential of country’s talented youth.
Addressing the Vice Chancellors Committee on Ehsaas Undergraduate Programme here on Thursday, the president stressed steps to ensure diverting energies and abilities of youth towards national development.
President Dr Alvi emphasized on the importance of scholarships, both on need and merit basis, to provide financial and moral support to students in their quest for knowledge.
He recalled that his own educational career had several phases where he studied on scholarships, including completion of the first masters degree.
He said Ehsaas scholarship programme was significant in bringing positive change in the lives of students, facing financial constraints.
He said fairness and transparency were important while shortlisting candidates for scholarships and expressed confidence that the Ehsaas team would justify the criteria.
President Alvi said education of women was equally important in view of their contribution to national economy. However, he pointed out that a large number of talented women left their professional careers after marriages, resulting in waste of educational resources.