9 October, ISLAMABAD (China Economic Net) – At the end of September, Tang International Education Group and National Skills University (NSU), Islamabad, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the development of the China-Pakistan International Industrial Academic Integration Alliance and a dual-degree collaborative education program.
The founding vice chancellor of NSU Islamabad, Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, attended the signing ceremony with a group that included members of the offices of planning and development, academics, and registrar, as well as the related instructors.
Tang International Education Group claims that the two parties would also collaborate to develop information-based technical and vocational courses and introduce and certify China’s vocational education standards.
The program will accept applicants for several technical specialties in September of the following year. Students will study during their first two years in Pakistan and their last year in China, earning degrees from both countries.
Wang Baowang, Director of Tang International Education Group, stated during the ceremony that the organization would work to match NSU with colleges and universities that provide undergraduate majors in higher vocational and technical education with the support of relevant provincial education authorities in China.
Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar expressed his eagerness to collaborate with top-tier Chinese vocational and technical education institutions and businesses and to develop skilled Pakistani technical talent who can communicate in Chinese and comprehend Chinese culture to support Pakistan’s industrial growth and the construction of the CPEC.
The only university in Pakistan now acknowledged by the UNESCO International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training is NSU Islamabad (UNEVOC). Since it entered Pakistan last year, Tang International Education has been growing there, concentrating in Punjab and Sindh. Out of more than 700 vocational majors in China, 210 have been chosen to be introduced to Pakistan under the “CCTE” model (short for China-Pakistan Cooperation, Chinese Language & Commercial Cultural Courses, Technical Education & Training, Further Education & Employment).