President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the academia to conduct research and market surveys to assess the market value and demand for graduates of different faculties, particularly in the subjects related to Arts and Literature.
He expressed these views while chairing a meeting with the faculty of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology in Karachi on Tuesday.
The President said studies of Arts and Philosophy help shape a comprehensive and balanced human personality, therefore, education in these fields should also be given equal importance.
He said that higher educational institutions must promote the values of peace, welfare and inclusivity through studies in the field of Arts and Literature.
He urged the faculty to make FUUAST a role model institution for the promotion of Arts and Literature in the country, with a special focus on enabling their graduates to utilize their skills in earning a decent livelihood for themselves.
Highlighting the importance of inclusive education for differently-abled students, the President said that visually and physically impaired students should be enrolled in higher educational institutions with regular students, besides providing faculty training for enabling them to cater for special educational requirements.