Islamabad-National University of Modern Language (NUML) yesterday held a laptop distribution ceremony for students of main and regional campuses under the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme.

A total of 1,308 laptops were distributed among the students. Eight hundred and eight laptops were for students of the main campus while 500 laptops were distributed among the students of regional campuses of NUML.

Rector NUML Maj Gen (Retd) Ziauddin Najam while addressing on the occasion said that it is great initiate to give laptops to the students. “We are lacking behind in information technology sector as compared with the rest of the world and it is duty of our youth to take advantages of the modern facilities,” said the rector. He also said that the youth is the real asset of the country and future of Pakistan lies in the hands of young generation as today’s youth will lead the country in future and a great responsibility lies on their shoulder.

Talking to The Nation, a student Naeem Ali said that he is very happy on receiving the laptop. “I wasn’t able to purchase a laptop, and waited long to get it from government’s scheme because it will help in my research work,” said Naeem.

Ambreen Khan, another student said now the education system has adopted new technologies and it has become very important to reach the world of information with these facilities.

“Modern time’s education depends on new technology and students should be facilitated more in this regard,” said Ambreen.

Nazakat Awan, a PhD scholar of linguistics told The Nation that education sector is most important sector in any country and the whole world, especially developing countries, are brining reforms in it. He said universities in Pakistan are being equipped with modern technologies and it is a good step indeed because it is need of the hour.