It is good to note that a Chinese technical education university is being established In Lahore with the technical expertise, cooperation and coordination of great friendly country of Pakistan and its people.
In order to expediate the matters since the provincial legislature is not in session, the Punjab Government has promulgated an ordinance for high seat of learning to be known as Punjab Tianjin University of Technology to give it required legal cover. The ordinance outlines working, responsibilities and liabilities of the first-ever technical university so being established in the province.
The university is expected to be expected in Lahore by February 2018 and it will provide technical and vocational education producing human resources for the sectors in which China is very much interested.
According to the reports in the newspapers, Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) sometime back had signed an agreement with the Tianjin University of Technology and Education during Provincial Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit there under which the Chinese university will collaborate in establishing a university of technical and vocational raining in the province by reconstituting a TEVTA administration institution. In order to give practical shape to this idea at the earliest, the chief minister had constituted a committee headed by the provincial minister for school education for maintaining close coordination with the Tianjin University in this regard.
The technical university most likely to be established at the premises of either the Government College of Emerging Technologies in Green Town or the Government College of Technology Raiwand in Lahore.
This is a much desired and wanted a very positive step forward in the right direction which should be encouraged and appreciated by all those who want the youth should be equipped with technical education and training for ensuring a better and brighter future for themselves, their parents and the country on the whole ,please.
MEEM ZAY RIFAT,
Lahore, November 20.