Dr Fateh Marri, Vice-Chancellor, Sindh Agriculture University, (SAU) Tandojam, has said that the world is developing rapidly, therefore after getting higher education, instead of wasting time waiting for a government job, students have to acquire professional and language skills, to make a place in the national and international market. He said this while addressing the closing ceremony of the “Finishing School Workshop” for final year students of the SAU, organized by Sindh Agriculture University, in collaboration with Sindh Higher Education Commission (SHEC) Karachi.

He said that the university has started a finishing school workshop to train its students during their education, in which they are being imparted training in professional skills, job skills, and language skills. He said that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has agri-financing and job opportunities for the students.

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. Aijaz Ali Khooharo in his speech said that SAU has set up research centers for modern academic methods, Business Incubation Centers to provide better business opportunities to the students, and Gender Resource Centers for Gender Equality.

Prof. Muhammad Amin Soomro, Chairman English Department said that students of Sindh Agricultural University should participate in various competitive fields including English language, students will benefit from this workshop.

Dr. Shabana Sartaj Tunio said that during the 15-day training workshop to enhance the capacity building of the students of SAU, they were introduced to English language, communication, virtual communication, social media awareness, micro-credit policy, entrepreneurship, CSS, PCS, ILETS, TOEFL, and GRE, in which more than 30 final year students participated

Shahzeb Memon, Maleeha Altaf, Arsalan Ahmed, Dr. Nida and others also addressed on the occasion, while Vice Chancellor Dr. Fateh Marri distributed certificates among the trainees during the closing ceremony of the Finishing School Workshop.

Dr. Syed Ghiyasuddin Shah Rashidi, Dean, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mujtaba Khushik, Dr. Ghulam Murtaza Sohito, Dr. Javed Sheikh and others were present on the occasion.

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