Punjab Higher Education Commission decided to add Japanese language, a part of curriculum for all higher education curriculum. PHEC Chairman Dr Shahid Munir made the announcement saying the decision would facilitate free trade partnership with Japan.
The announcement was made during a ceremony organised by the Pakistan Japan Socio-Economic Association for the promotion of the Japanese language in Pakistan. The PHEC would present the proposal to the government in this concern.
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Free Trade Partnership with Japan
The promotion of Japanese language would facilitate a free trade partnership with Japan which is the centre of industries like automotive, electronics and machinery.
The chairman of Punjab Higher Education Commission Dr Shahid said efforts were underway to improve the educational infrastructure and increase the enrollment rate.
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He also maintained the promotion of the Japanese language in higher education institutions would create more jobs and employment for Pakistani graduates as well as increase cooperation in fields of IT, engineering and manufacturing.