President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged for the development of a higher education strategy that takes into account the enormous potential of the nation’s youth bulge.
He added in a video message to the 5th Vice-Chancellors’ Meeting of Universities in the Islamic World, which was held in Islamabad, that Muslims could not keep up with the use of technology and that this needed to change immediately.
Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training spoke at the event and underlined the importance of universities in helping young people develop their talents and better meet the problems and realities that are emerging quickly.
He emphasized the necessity of creating a framework for degree mutual recognition among OIC member states, claiming that doing so will enable greater migration of skilled labor and boost international research cooperation.
Over 250 Vice Chancellors, including forty from twenty OIC countries, are participating in the Forum. Its aim is to share experiences, pool resources, foster collaborations, strengthen networks between universities, and promote dialogue on the future of higher education in the Islamic World.