Federal Minister for Education and Information Technology, Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali has said that 100,000 youths will be given IT training every year. Addressing a seminar on “Importance of Education in 21st Century” at Al-Hamra Hall on Saturday (Jan-29-2011), he said that he had directed all the concerned departments to chalk-out a comprehensive plan for IT training of the youth, which is the future of Pakistan. The minister said that efforts were being put in order to spread the broad-band system in every nook and corner of the country while 3G Mobile Technology was also being introduced in Pakistan this year. Pakistani youth has great potential in the field of IT and Telecom Technology, he said and hoped that in the field of software, Pakistan would be among top ten countries in future.
Sardar Assef cited that Japan had become one of the biggest industrial and technological advanced country despite losing two world wars as well as having no mineral resources.
On this occasion, Punjab Minister for Youth Affairs and Culture, Dr Tanvirul Islam stressed the need for improving the country’s educational system, while taking along the people having new ideas. “Pakistan has great talent in almost every field, however, we have to set our direction and destination in this regard,” he added.
Later, both the ministers have given certificates to the participants of ‘21st Century Teachers Training’ organised by World Education Centre.