Mamnoon Hussain, the President of Pakistan, recently spoke about the importance of spending up to 4% of the countries GDP on education in order to increase the number of residents who are literate. Mamnoon and Balighur Rehman, the Minister in charge of Education and Professional Training for the country during a visit Rehman made to Islalmabad this week.
President Mamnoon Hussain spoke about the need for public organizations and private organizations in the country to collaborate in order to ensure that everyone in the country has access to the same level of education and raise the literacy rate. Mamnoon tasked the HEC (Higher Education Commission) in Pakistan to develop strategies that will help overcome the difficulties that the education system faces as the youth population grows. The President also spoke of the importance of changing the laws so that the Quaid-e-Azam University and the land that surrounds it can be accessible for programs that will better the educational system in the country.
President Mamnoon spoke highly of the Minister of Education and Professional Training, Balighur Rehman, for his commitment to focusing on the education of the young people in the country, for his efforts to improve the curriculum in the schools and for encouraging schools to teach from the Holy Quran as part of the curriculum.