Mufti for linking education with emplyment

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SRINAGAR: Asking policy makers to shift gear and link education with employability, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Tuesday called for broadening the scope of academic activities at North and South Campuses of the University of Kashmir (KU) at Baramulla and Anantnag so that they serve as full-fledged centres of higher learning.

He said satellite campuses have been lacking vibrancy for a pretty long time, for which urgent steps are required to be taken to infuse new life so that they make youngsters ready for ever-expanding job market. “These campuses are KU’s arms. Even after so many years, academic activities at North and South campuses are at low ebb,” he observed.

The Chief Minister said this after inaugurating the Science & Technology Block of the College of Engineering at Zakura Campus, here today.

Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, Advisor to the Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo and the Vice Chancellor KU, Prof. Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, were present on the occasion.

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