President calls for upgrading education syllabus

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain has underlined the need for bringing changes in the present education syllabus to fulfill the present day requirements.

Speaking as a chief guest at the convocation of Jinnah University for Women here on Saturday the President proposed to set up a task group of the educationists for the purpose to examine and compile its recommendations and submit to the government.

He said that the primary education in the country should invariably be entrusted to female teachers as according to an old notion women can do this job better being kind to children.

He called upon the people to extend helping hand to the government and support in its efforts to strengthen the economy of the country rather than creating hurdles in the process.

Laying stress on promotion of female education in the country, President Mamnoon Hussain said, “We can easily overcome all problems our society is confronted with by educating our womenfolk. Although solutions to the extremism being witnessed from tribal areas to other parts of the country is of administrative and political nature but the lasting remedy to this malady is possible only when mothers brought up their children in a better way.

“I would vehemently emphasise that we would be able to overcome the lawlessness spread from Khyber to Karachi if we were able to promote meaningful education in womenfolk as the younger generation brought up by educated mothers would cultivate sense of respect among them for the constitution and law of the land,” he maintained.

The President said he would like to assure that the present government was working with clear mind on this line and he was happy to say that it would tremendously increase education allocations in the next budget. The Punjab government has imposed education emergency under the same policy, he said and hoped that other provinces would follow the suit.

The President also recalled that the educated Muslim women of the subcontinent had played an important role in the Pakistan movement and urged the passing out graduates to fulfill their future responsibilities according to their education.

He advised them to groom the younger generation well as this would in turn resolve all problems being faced by the country.

Referring to the problems and demands mentioned by the Chancellor of the University in his speech, he said the government would try to resolve them on a priority basis.

He hoped that the government would also recognise the educational services of the founder of Anjuman-e-Islamia and Jinnah university, Moulvi Riazuddin.

Chancellor Jinnah University for Women Wajih-ud-Din Agmed, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Naeem Ahmed Farooqui, members of governing body of the Anjuman-e-Islamia and members and teaching staff attended the convocation.