Coach students to be future entrepreneurs, Akhtar tells teachers

Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar has called for making academic and vocational courses relevant to market demands, so that educated youth do not have to wait for jobs. He asked the teaching community to guide students to pursue career oriented vocational courses so that students after completing their degrees do not add to the number of unemployed, but become real entrepreneurs.

This was stated by the Minister today during his visit to Government College for Women, Nawakadal, to review the functioning of the educational institution. He called for strengthening the infrastructure and rejuvenating the academic process in the institute.

Stressing upon the need to tap human resource into value assets of the State, Akhtar said with changing market needs the demand for skilled manpower has increased, adding that courses to be taught in educational institutions need to be technical and divergent enough to help students develop entrepreneurial skills.  He asked the college authorities to formally introduce vocational course on Papier Machie from this session and asked the concerned to immediately arrange an expert for the same on academic arrangement basis.

The Minister said that in order to develop entrepreneurial skills in the students and to provide them on the job training, a course on ‘Boutique Technology’ should be formalised and a boutique should be set up in the College. He said that a buy–back mechanism for the same could also be developed. He further said that such a set up will also help develop marketing skills and salesmanship among the students.

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