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Pakistan’s 90 percent youth deprived of Higher Education

Pakistan’s 90 percent youth deprived of Higher Education

Book ‘Covering Agriculture’ compiled by agricultural experts Naveed Ahmed Abbasi and Prof. Dr. Aijaz Ali Khooharo launched.

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Vice Chancellor, Sindh Agriculture University, Dr. Fateh Marri said on Thursday that only 10 percent of the youth in the country are pursuing higher education while 90 percent are deprived of higher education.

Speaking at the launching ceremony of the book “Covering Agriculture” compiled by agricultural experts Naveed Ahmed Abbasi and Prof. Dr. Aijaz Ali Khooharo, he said that in higher education the government for higher education, the sector, government bears the 77 percent of the total expenditures of student while the student spends only 33 percent, so the students should work hard and focus on education.

As regards economic situation in Sindh, he described it ‘worrisome’, as 70 percent of the people are forced to live below the poverty line. “The daily wage of laborers in different areas including Badin, Thatta, Tando Allahyar is less than one dollar and the people are suffering from food shortage,” he said.

Agriculture-Book-Launch-Sindh-Courier-1Ali Hassan Bhutto, chairman Sindhi Skilled Development Program (SSDP) of the Sindhi Association of North America (SANA), said that Sindh has fewer students in US educational institutions than other provinces. “SANA is striving to enroll Sindhi students in US, and in this regard, they are also training them online besides providing scholarship opportunities to them,” he told.

Dr. Aijaz Ali Khooharo, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, said that the book “Covering Agriculture” contains the latest information about the basic aspects of agriculture and the agricultural sector.

Naveed Ahmad Abbasi, compiler of the book said that modern knowledge from crop production technologies up to the basic aspects of fertilization has been included in this book, which will be helpful for agriculture experts and graduates.

Dean Faculty of Crop Production Dr. Qamaruddin Chachar, Prof. Amin Muhammad Soomro, Dr. Velo Soothar and others were also present on the occasion.

SAU Umerkot Sub-Campus

The first batch of sub-campus Umerkot affiliated to Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam has completed its first four-year bachelor’s degree, on completion of the first batch a grand farewell ceremony was organized in their honor. Dr. Jan Muhammad Marri, Director Campus and Nadeem-ur-Rehman Memon, Deputy Commissioner Umerkot were the special guests.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jan Mohammad Marri said that the sub-campus graduates from Umerkot should use their potential for agricultural development in other areas including Thar. “We are introducing information technology as well as various degree courses in the sub-campus, along with Diploma in livestock,” he told.

Agriculture-Umerkot-Campus-Sindh-CourierNadeem-ur-Rehman Memon, Deputy Commissioner Umerkot said that after the establishment of sub-campus of Sindh Agriculture University in Umerkot, expectations for development and prosperity in different areas of the city and Thar have increased.

Mustafa Khoso of Sami Foundation said that the sub-campus in Umerkot, Thar would play a bridging role in various research, survey and community welfare activities with various stakeholders.

Dr. Vishandas, Saleem Chang, Muhammad Nawaz Mir Bahr, Imam Bakhsh Chachar and others also spoke while the students who completed their degree expressed their views. A cake was also cut during the farewell party for the first batch on this occasion. (PR)