Provincial Minister for Universities and Boards Muhammad Ismail Rahoo has said that Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) has provided a good opportunity to its students for their professional career by organizing a Job Fest, and other universities in Sindh should follow it. He said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of “Job Fest” organized by the Directorate of Student Affairs and Counselling (DSA) with the collaboration of faculty, at the auditorium of SMIU on Tuesday.
The minister said that the national and international realities regarding education and employment have changed now. In the past, the sole objective of educational institutions was to impart education to students, but today, they have enhanced their role by taking efforts for seeking job opportunities for their students. Mr. Rahoo said SMIU has always played a historic role in the field of education, and even today it has proved to be a torchbearer for our young generation. He said universities of Sindh must establish their links with industries and other private sector organizations to benefit students.
Vice-Chancellor SMIU Dr Mujeebuddin Sahrai Memon in his speech said in the days when they were students, there were limited facilities for students, especially in backward areas of Sindh, today, in the 21st century, students of all areas of the province are enjoying a lot of facilities and opportunities for learning as well as getting jobs.
Dr Sahrai said it is the first ever event on job opportunities that has been organized by SMIU in its history and it is creating almost one hundred job opportunities for its students of various disciplines, through the Job Fest. “SMIU has always focused on quality learning and training of its students through co-curricular activities,” Dr Sahrai said and added that he has remained vice chancellor of some other universities in Sindh, but he has never found such intelligent and active students like SMIU students. He appreciated the efforts of Dr. Asif Ali Wagan, Director DSA and his team for organizing such mega event for students.
Prior, Dr. Asif Ali Wagan presented a welcome address and thanked Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahoo and Vice Chancellor SMIU Dr Mujeebuddin Sahrai for their presence and support. Dr. Jamshed Halepota presented a vote of thanks. Mr. Wafa Mansoor Buriro, lecturer of English Department conducted the proceedings.
In the end, VC Dr Mujeebuddin Sahrai presented a shield to the provincial minister Muhammad Ismail Rahoo. Also, Mr. Rahoo gave away the shield to Dr Sahrai. The minister and the vice chancellor gave away a shield to Dr Asif Ali Wagan.
After this session the provincial minister Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahoo along with VC Dr Mujeebuddin Sahrai attended ribbon cutting ceremony of the Job Fest at IT Tower of SMIU. He visited more than thirty stalls set up by different companies of various sectors and appreciated the role of SMIU in taking this sort of initiative for the benefit of students.