Finally Pakistan will also have its very own technology council. According to a recent report in the Business Recorder, Higher Education Commission (HEC) will establish Pakistan Technology Council (PTC) so that understanding of technology could be promoted in students’ curriculum. It will have an autonomous status, but will be supervised by Board of Directors and Advisory Board, which consists of Pakistani scientists and academics from various advanced research organisations.
Already it has been said that the state of Pakistan’s scientific innovation is not at par with other developing nation. Even within South Asia, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan’s good friend China are more focused in technological development and education of technology. Taking this first step of introducing technology education in schools, colleges and universities will achieve the goal of making Pakistan a technologically advanced nation. Only certain specialization fields have developed curriculum in technology education as it is the basis for Information Technology, but just concentrating on theories without practice will not serve the cause.
With the incorporation of technology into the study curriculum, the youth can be motivated to have better skills when it comes to technology and help grow the IT sector in Pakistan. The universities across the country will have to make their own respective curriculum as per requirements of the international standards of technical education. The HEC along with the collaboration of the heads of Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS) will decide on what measures to take regarding technology education.
So far IUCPSS has requested a fund of Rs.100 million from the HEC to establish Pakistan Council of Social Sciences Research (PCSSR) to progress in research and development of social sciences. So far the recommendations include improving experimentations and proper observation, establishment of laboratories, increase in scholarships in social sciences and Joint research projects between universities.