Govt to meet financial needs of higher education: PM


ISLAMABAD, JAN 17 (DNA) -Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government will meet the financial needs of higher education despite difficult economic situation.

Chairing a meeting on matters pertaining to higher education in Islamabad on Friday, he said easy access of the youth to education is a priority of the government.

The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Finance to ensure uninterrupted supply of funds for higher education.

Speaking about curriculum, the Prime Minister said it should be ensured in the curriculum that the youth is enlightened about the Islamic and eastern values, particularly our civilization, heritage and Sufis’ philosophy.

The Prime Minister formed a committee under the leadership of the Minister for Education to oversee matters pertaining to financial needs of universities, provision of required resources, and financial rules and regulations.

He directed the Education Minister to ensure establishment and standard of universities and prepare a joint strategy in collaboration with the provincial governments regarding curriculum and other matters of higher education. DNA