ISLAMABAD: The government was planning to set up a 15-member Human Resource Development Advisory Council (HRDAC) to seek suggestions of relevant stakeholders for formulating a comprehensive strategy to train the country’s youth at par with global standards.
This was disclosed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari while talking to media.
In this regard, he said, the ministry would hire the services of policy makers and revolutionary educationists including locals as well as overseas Pakistanis to build the skill-sets required for job markets.
The country may generate huge unemployed youth in the next three years and all the stakeholders had to work collectively for the purpose to avert that crisis like situation in future.
Zulfikar Bukhari underlined the need for inclusion of vocational and technical subjects in the regular curriculum to produce skilled workforce for meeting international and national job markets’ demand.
Previously, the country could not leverage its women workforce potential and gave less attention to their skill development, he regretted and added that the United Kingdom had offered jobs in nursing trade in the past, but unfortunately, not a single female went there for employment.
He said the government would study Philippines model, which uplifted its economy by utilizing this segment of society, to equip them with required skill-set.
The education ministry was working relentlessly to introduce uniform education policy as it was imperative to materialize the development goals set by the government, he said.
Bukhari said the past governments did not pay heed to ameliorate the social infrastructure and gross domestic product’s allocation for education and health were also minimal as compare to the developed countries.
The economy was directly proportional to employment and education was a key to national development, he added.