PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Tuesday said it was need of the hour to provide the students of agriculture with modern and research-based education so they could compete internationally and also contribute to economic stability of the country.
Addressing convocation of the Agriculture University, Peshawar, he said being a part of the global village, Pakistan had to adopt the knowledge-based and technology-driven modes of production to secure the highest standards in the output of goods and services. He asked the educational institutions to play their due role in this pursuit.
Provincial agriculture minister Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur and vice-chancellor Zahoor Ahmad Swati were also present.
Mr Jhagra said the government was committed to providing financial and material resources to students, but it was also imperative for teachers and parents to provide a conducive learning environment to the pupils.
He gave away 280 degrees to the graduating students, and felicitated them for successfully completing their degree programmes.
He also praised the vice chancellor for providing standard education to students.
APP. Research-based agriculture education stressed. Dawn, April 12, 2017.