Governor for more Pak US cooperation in education sector

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APP24-03 LAHORE: December 03 - Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana addressing during the 11th convocation of University of Management and Technology. APP photo by Ch. Mubarak Ali

LAHORE, Dec 3 (APP): Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafiq
Rajwana has stressed the need to further enhance cooperation
between Pakistan and US for the promotion of quality education
at primary and higher levels.
He was addressing the participants of 11th convocation of
the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Johar
Town as Patron. Federal Minister for Planning and National
Reforms Prof Ahsan Iqbal, Vice Chairman UMT Board of Governors
former chairman senate and former acting president Muhammad
Mian Soomro, US Consulate General in Lahore Zarchary
Harkenrider, UMT Rector Dr Hassan Sohaib Murad, DG Dr Abid
Hussain Khan Sherwani and Vice Chancellors of Public Sector
Universities also were present on the occasion.
He said that education sector will rise in Pakistan with
the cooperation of US government and donor agencies like
United States Education Foundation and USAID. He welcomed
recent meeting between Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and
US President Obama in which both the leaders agreed to expand
cooperation in education sector.
The Governor said the current democratic government
under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad
Shehbaz Sharif believed in quality education at the doorstep
of every citizen for the sake of prosperity and development in
country. He said various projects were in progress for the
provision of education in the province.
Malik Rafiq expressed his concerns over the low quality of
education in private sector at higher level and asked the
management of such institutions to improve the standard as
early as possible.
He advised the students to concentrate on their higher
studies with an aim to play due role in the development of
country.