Chitral needs technical education

[/caption] CHITRAL, June 16: Speakers at a function here said though Chitral had higher literacy rate but there was still a need for opening up of technical education centres to equip the youth with modern and technical education. They were speaking at a certificate distribution ceremony for the outgoing 64 students of diploma in associate engineering at the Institute of Technology and Resource Development (ITRD) at Denin, Chitral. The speakers asked the first batch of students  to work hard in their practical life and serve the nation and country with the best of their abilities. They said Chitral needed such an institute to impart technical education to its youth. This is the first institution of Chitral where 200 students are enrolled in civil and electrical engineering. They said though Chitral was on number fourth in literacy ratio in KP but it still  needed technical education. They said after completion of diploma in civil and electrical engineering, the students would get more opportunities of job and livelihood not only in government sector but also in private capacity. The outgoing students thanked the management of the institution for providing them an opportunity to get technical education at their doorsteps. They said in the past students had to travel to far-off cities to acquire the same education. Those spoke on the occasion included former provincial secretary local government Rehamt Ghazi, Col Iftikharuddin, Khurshid Ahmad, Muhkamuddin and Engineer Mohammad Ayub, the principal of the college. At the end, the chief guest, Mr Ghazi, distributed certificates among the students.—G.H. Farooqui]]>

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