35 Pakistani students turn e-commerce owners
Islamabad: According to Express News, in order to inculcate the immaculate Chinese business expertise amongst the Pakistani students, a number of courses regarding e-commerce were offered to them. With the help of Hunan Chemical, Vocational and Technical College, the first course was offered at Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET). As a result of which, 35 Pakistani students learned e-commerce business and became owners of companies on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) e-commerce platform.
The students were also taught the Chinese language along with ways to access the Chinese market with minimum investment. DUET Vice-Chairman Dr Faizullah Abbasi said with the help of Lanzhou University,, the second round of courses is about to be introduced soon in order to enhance the BRI project between Pakistan and China.
“We are working with the education department of Gansu province and Lanzhou University in order to introduce the online BRI e-commerce classes,” he added. The VC also said that the initiative will help in eliminating unemployment in Pakistan as well as opening up new foreign employment opportunities for students. He further added that it will also enhance ties between the educational institutions of both nations. On this occasion, the founder of EduCast Abdullah Butt said that in the next two years, a total of 10,000 Pakistani students will be given e-commerce training in the country.
Sindh Technical Board Chairman Dr Masroor Sheikh said that a total of three e-commerce courses are being offered and the duration of the courses is three months each. The module of the classes is to attend 32 hours of online and 32 hours of physical classes in order to complete the course.
Published in The Daily National Courier, November, 22 2022