Published On: Sun, Dec 22nd, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

21st century is a century of knowledge, says President

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain said on Saturday the government is taking all possible steps to make education affordable and accessible for the people in the country. He was addressing the 8th convocation of Riphah International University in Islamabad.

The President said our priority is to promote research culture with focus on capacity building to produce community of individuals who can effectively contribute to economic‚ political and social development of the country.

Mamnoon Hussain pointed out that majority of our population is youth‚ which has the required potential and capability to bring about constructive change in the society.

He said education is the only contributing factors to address the challenges of weak economy‚ security‚ law and order and terrorism.

The President said the 21st century is a century of knowledge and innovation and it is responsibility of universities and institutes of higher education to become the hub of generating innovative ideas and inventions.

Earlier‚ the President gave away certificates and gold medals to outstanding graduating students.
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