Underlining the importance of vocational education, the Pakistan government has decided to establish the country’s first “Technical Vocational University” in Hyderabad and to impart technical education to at least 0.1million youths at various industries under an internship programme this year. An approval to this effect was given at the 11th meeting of the Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority’s (STEVTA) board of governors held on at the Chief Minister’s House. The meeting decided to present a ‘Provincial Apprenticeship Bill’ before the Sindh Cabinet and Sindh Assembly in its next session. The meeting also gave an approval to an internship programme through which 100,000 youngsters would be imparted training in various industries. It was decided that the production unit of Swedish College would be reactivated and started, while efforts would be made to ensure provision of official furniture for various government departments, particularly the education and health departments.
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