In a recent event organized by the Pakistan-Japan Socio-Economic Association, Prof. Dr. Shahid Munir, Chairperson of the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC), unveiled a significant development in the educational landscape. The commission is set to propose the integration of the Japanese language into the educational program.
Dr. Munir, during his address, elaborated on the decision’s rationale, highlighting its potential to fortify trade relations between Pakistan and Japan. With the introduction of Japanese language education, Pakistan seeks to forge stronger bonds with Japan’s prestigious automotive, electronics, and machinery industries.
Furthermore, Dr. Munir shed light on the ongoing endeavors to enhance the educational infrastructure and boost enrollment rates. He emphasized the vital role of technical and vocational education in equipping a skilled workforce. By incorporating Japanese language courses in higher education institutions, Pakistani graduates will have a pathway to explore job opportunities in the IT, engineering, and manufacturing sectors.
The proficiency in Japanese language will also serve as a pivotal factor in securing scholarships and nurturing a robust socio-economic partnership between the two nations.
In a separate development, the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD) organized a captivating thesis display, showcasing the extraordinary creative endeavors of its final-year students. Running until June 25, the exhibition encompasses an array of disciplines, ranging from textile design, leather accessories and footwear, furniture design and manufacture, fashion design, fashion marketing and merchandising, to ceramic and glass design, and gems and jewelry design.
The PIFD campus has been artfully transformed into an exhibition space, alluring a diverse range of visitors, including industrialists, academics, students, parents, and the general public. The opening day witnessed attendees eagerly exploring the department galleries, marveling at the creative accomplishments of the graduating students.