Quaid-a-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Message

Educational System for Economic Development

(An Extract from message to All Pakistan Educational Conference, Karachi, Nov. 27, 1947)

“We must earnestly bring out educational policy and programme on the lines suited to the genius of our people, consonant with our history and culture, and having regard to the modern conditions and vast developments that have taken place all over the world. There is an immediate and urgent need for training our people in the scientific and technical education in order to build up our future economic life and we should see that our people undertake science, commerce, trade and particularly well-planned industries. But do not forget that we have to compete with the world which is moving very fast in this direction also must emphasize that greater attention should be paid to technical and vocational education. In short, we have to build up the character of our future generations which means highest sense of honour, integrity, selfless service to the nation and sense of responsibility; and we have to see that they are fully qualified or equipped to play their part in various branches of economic life in a manner which will do honour to Pakistan”.


Emphasis on Specialization in Education

(Extract from reply to the address of welcome of Edwards College, Peshawar April 18, 1948)

“I entirely….. That instead of turning more clerks and government servants, your college is now offering suitable subjects for students, which would enable them to take their place in commerce, trade, industry, banking and insurance business. It should be the aim of our colleges to produce first class experts in Agriculture, Zoology, Engineering, Medicine and their specialized subjects. Only thus shall we be able to come to grip with the problems that are now facing us in the task of raising the standard of living, especially of the common man”.


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