PM Prachanda stresses on production of scientific, technical human resources


Mahendranagar, April 21: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the production of scientific and technical human resources is vital for accelerating economic transformation in the country.     

In his address to the Fourth Convocation of the Far-West University on Sunday, the Prime Minister and the University Chancellor said such human resources are the demand of the time.     

Pressing an idea for utilising universities as a supporting tool for behavioral, social, and economic transformations, the Prime Minister urged the University to prioritise the production of human resources who can deliver with a sense of responsibility towards the nation and citizens.     

Youths are the future of the nation and they should have qualities such as integrity, discipline, and a high sense of responsibility while passing out from universities as graduates. Scientific, advanced, and creative human resources are warranted to further strengthen a democratic system and achieve a rapid economic transformation, according to him.     

He advised the University to ensure educational and managerial reforms so as to produce graduates capable of competing in the global education sphere, commending its role to increase citizens' access to education specifically in the far-west Nepal.     

Stating that the University that has already started teaching medical science under the Faculty of Medical Sciences towards the technical stream should now expand its services, he assured of the government's required support for the same.     

'Govt will provide support in establishment of the National Medical Sciences University'     

PM Prachanda believed that access to specialist medical services could be ensured in the Far-west region with the establishment of the National Medical Science University in Geta of Kailali.     

"The government has decided to set up the Sahid Dasharath Chand National Medical Science University in Geta of Kailali, realizing the lack of access to higher technical education in this region," he said, adding that works like the formulation of laws for the establishment of the University have been expedited.     

He expressed the confidence that the University to be established in Geta would prove to be a milestone in the development of this region.     

Academic standard of universities needs to be improved     

The Prime Minister underscored on the need of maintaining a high academic quality of the university. He insisted that the university should be the centre of attraction for study and research for all.     

"There is a need for the university teachers, employees and students all to strengthen mutual collaboration, cooperation and goodwill for the uplift of the universities' academic standards. The Government of Nepal is ever ready to provide the necessary support to improve the universities' standard," he reiterated.     

PM Prachanda pointed out the need of the University developing itself into an excellent institute of learning and education with the university's leadership carrying out the physical and educational improvement of the university and also expanding student welfare activities through collaboration with other prestigious universities around the world. (RSS)

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