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Govt taking steps to bring higher education sector at par with int’l standards: Premier

Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday said that the government was taking measures to reform the higher education sector and bring it at par with the international standards.

The government’s priority was to modernize the Information Technology (IT) sector and provide ease to the young generation to get training in IT services, he added.

The Prime Minister was talking to Quintin McKellar, Vice Chancellor of the Hertfordshire University, England, who called on him here.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb was also present in the meeting, which discussed in detail the matters regarding the higher education sector in Pakistan.

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The Prime Minister said that the government was going to restart the programme of providing laptops to the youth to help them getting IT skills.

He further said that the provision of equal opportunities in higher education was the government’s foremost priority.

The Prime Minister said that there existed vast opportunities of cooperation between Pakistan and UK in the area of education.

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