Federal Minister for IT & Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque advises students to learn IT skills

Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque advised the youth especially the students to learn and enhance their latest skills of Information Technology for capacity building so as to cope with the fast-changing trends in the world.
He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of  Digital IT Laboratory at Ebrahim Ali Bhai Government Girls and Boys School at Orangi Town no. 9 in Karachi on Wednesday.
The IT Minster said that  modern Digital IT Lab equipped with 10 latest desktop computers, printers and fast internet connection has been established at Ebrahim Ali Bhai Government Girls and Boys School at Orangi Town no 9, to facilitate the students learn IT skills..
He added that training in 15 different modern IT fields will be imparted to the students in the facility free of cost, where students will be able to learn IT skills including data analysis, freelancing, E-Commerce, Graphic Designing, Video Animation, Content Writing, online marketing,  advance data analysis, Artificial Intelligence and other modern skills and practices in the IT fields.
He said that the students of 9th and 10th classes as well as those who successfully passed out from the school should also learn and get training of IT skills in the IT Lab.
He said that our youth has great potential and talent as it just needs to be nurtured, and expressed hope that by the time of matriculation, the students will become the best IT professionals and every student who completes the training will appear as bread earner for his family.
This skilled young generation will also provide the strongest support to Pakistan's economy, the Federal Minister for IT added. 
He said that measures to provide such training facilities at the level of schools and colleges is a step aims to boost IT exports up to US $ 15 billion.
Syed Amin Ul Haque further said that the Ministry of IT has taken revolutionary steps for the promotion of information and communication technology across the country.
He maintained that steps are also underway to take IT exports to a record level through the provision of maximum incentives and facilities and the freelancing policy. 
He said that the Ministry has established the IT Lab and now it is responsibility of the students to take maximum possible advantage from it by developing their capacity in the fields of IT.
The Federal Minister said that the successful students will also be issued certificates of the courses from the IT Lab. These types of labs will help students, especially girls, to learn modern IT skills at ease and earn by working even from their homes.
He said the principal of the school had been informed that the school management was now responsible for sustainability and maintenance of this facility at least for the next five years.
On the occasion, Syed Amin Ul Haque also inspected the lab and also exchanged views with the students regarding Digital Pakistan Vision.
He also paid a glowing tribute to the students and teachers of Ebrahim Ali Bhai School for participating in national level competitions and securing prominent positions in the examinations.
He recalled that around one-and-a-half-year ago the campus of Virtual University was also established in the Orangi Town. Besides graduate and post-graduate degrees in various important disciplines, the varsity is also offering 3-month and 6-month diploma courses, he added.
Speaking about development works in Orangi, the Federal Minister said that we are going to inaugurate a medical complex by 25th of this month at UC-19 Orangi. Besides, healthcare facilities, ambulance and coffin carrier bus service will also be available in the medical complex, he added. 
He said that many projects of infrastructure development like roads, streets lights, sewerage system and other works were successfully executed in the Orangi town during the last 5 years.
In his address, Member of Sindh Assembly, Ali Khursheedi said that the example set by Syed Amin Ul Haq for serving the people without discrimination under the guidance of MQM leadership is praise worthy. 
As Federal IT Minister, Syed Amin Ul Haq successfully launched information and communication technology projects worth billions of rupees across the country, the MPA added. 
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Ignite National Technology Fund Asim Sheheryar Hussain informed the gathering about performance and various ongoing, successful and future projects of the company. 
He said that on the instructions of the Federal Minister, a Digital IT lab was established a few days ago in the Rashid Minhas Government Boys & Girls School Nazimabad here and now this is second in Orangi Town. We strongly believe that this digital lab will help the students to brighten their future, he added.
Among other notables, MPA, Ali Khursheedi, Chief Executive Pakistan Software Export Board Ali Raza, Principal of the Ebrahim Ali Bhai Government Girls and Boys School Naushad Begum, District Education Officer and teachers and students in large number were also present./Ends