Information Technology need of the hour, says President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that as information technology changed the global dynamics, the right choice for Pakistan was to prepare a generation well-equipped with the knowledge of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

“Information Technology could offer immense opportunities to boost the development of the country,” he said while addressing at the launch of Bachelors of Engineering Technology here at the National University of Technology (NUTECH).

The President emphasized educational reforms so as to cater to the requirements of scientifically advanced international markets. “Artificial intelligence that influenced nearly every facet of lives could be used to augment human capabilities and improve efficiencies,” he added.

He further said that the IT sector had prospects of multi-dimensional employment opportunities for youth and offered them platform to explore new vistas of modern knowledge.

He said in the world of technological advancement, it was important for the innovators in Pakistan to take a leap in education, particularly information technology.

He expressed confidence that within next few years, a generation in the country would be capable enough to bring a revolution of knowledge while upholding the principles of morality.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said the students needed to mould themselves according to the demands of the market.

He mentioned that Pakistan was witnessing an increase in enrollment in the higher education sector, which he said would prove beneficial in developing an educated generation.