ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has underscored the critical role of the universities in nation-building process and creation of human and knowledge capital of society.
The President was talking to a group of Vice-Chancellors/Rectors of the leading universities of the country who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The President called upon the heads of universities to further focus on promoting excellence in learning and research and to prepare the young generation for meeting future challenges.
He said that the universities need to play greater role in equipping the students with the steel armor of knowledge and relevant skill-sets so to enable them contribute towards the nation building process.
The Vice-Chancellors/Rectors felicitated the President on assuming his responsibilities as the President and briefed the President about their institutions. The President thanked them for their best wishes.