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Research-based skills stressed
Lahore, July 16: The world has become so fast with the latest information and
modern technology that those who want to keep pace with the developed societies
have to acquire research-based skills in all spheres of life.
to a press statement, this was stated by Allama Iqbal Open University
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mahmoodul Hassan Butt while addressing a workshop on
"Language Skills" arranged by the university regional campus here on
He said the AIOU was the biggest university in the country
that had successfully launched new and modern methods of study, keeping in view
the international requirements because the students had to compete with those of
advanced countries. He said he was proud that the AIOU was producing highly
skilled individuals in accordance with international standards, stressing the
need for sharing the strength of knowledge with other teachers from the
developed countries. He urged the participants of the workshop to study the best
literature available so that they could transfer the best knowledge to
Dr Mahmood said the AIOU workshops were aimed at producing
highly skilled teachers in all fields. He expressed satisfaction over the
standard of the workshop and hoped that the teachers, trained by the university,
would serve the nation in a befitting manner.
Later, Ajmal Gulzar, a
workshop coordinator, thanked the VC for gracing the event with his presence. He
urged the participants to acquire research-oriented language skill because it
had become mandatory for higher studies. Faculty of Education Dean Ms Rehana
Masroor, Regional Director Brig (r) M Zubair Sabir and Deputy Director Malik
Tauqir were also present.
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Private educational institutes demands
Islamabad: Educational experts at the Second National Roundtable
Conference on Education urged the government to announce more incentives for
private institutes in recognition of their educational services, and avoid
imposing any new taxes.
The conference was arranged here by the Private
Schools Network (PSN) and was participated by heads of private school
organisations from all over the country.
The private educational
institutions are financing education in the country from their own resources and
their role in the promotion of education could not be ignored, the speakers said
and recommended that the private educational organisations should be involved in
policy making and the curriculum development process.
It was also
recommended that an education foundation should be established at the federal
level and AJK on the pattern of provincial education foundations. A unified
policy of all educational boards should be formed under the supervision of
Inter-Board Committee of Chairman IBCC, and the teachings of Holy Quran with
translation should be made part of the syllabus, they
Illiteracy is one of the major challenges faced by the
country. The present government through public private partnership is taking
practical steps for the promotion of private educational
Chairman Education Task Force Raja Mohammad Anwar in his
presidential address said a regularity authority of private educational
institutes of Punjab must be formed.
It is for the first time that the
government is preparing a code of conduct for private institutes, alleged of
promoting commercialism instead of education. However, all facilities and
resources are being provided to those institutes, which are increasing the
country's literacy rate.
President PSN Dr Afzal Babar said the private
institutions are providing education to around 20 million children along with
employment opportunities to 1.5 million people, saving Rs50 billion of
government money annually.
President National Association of Private
Schools (NAPS), Gujranwala Sajjad Masood Chishti and Dr Talat Mehmood Khokhar
emphasised for having a unified education system in the country to end the
growing disparity. The News
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Literary award to be conferred on Swedish writer
Islamabad: The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) is preparing for
international writers conference to be held in the capital in which the
prestigious International Quaid-i-Azam Literature Award will be conferred on
noted Swedish writer and poet Peter Curman.
PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman
said during the conference, the International Award on Democracy would be
conferred posthumously on former prime minister Benazir Bhutto for her services
to democracy in the country and for espousal of democratic causes in the world.
Each award carries a cash value of Rs20 million, the highest monetary
value of any award so far given in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the academy also
launched on Wednesday a book of long poems titled Rukhsati (leave-taking)
composed by Khalid Iqbal Yasser.
Commenting on this new phase of poetry
writing by Yasser, the noted poet and critic Prof Aftab Iqbal Shameem said that he knew Khalid Iqbal Yasser as a distinguished writer of Ghazals.
PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman presided over the literary event held at the
academy's auditorium where Prof Aftab Iqbal Shameem read a paper on the
tradition of long poem.
Jamiluddin Aali is the most prominent poet who
has used 57 written stanzas in this genre of poetry, in which Yasser has also
succeeded in some way.
In the present book, Yasser has used Rukhsati as
a departure of a girl from her father's house, and from there he has built the
For instance, a dictator may depart from the scene but
the stronghold of his system continues to smother the life of innocent people,
as for example the stanza,
Aa hi leti hai akhar
Dabe paon inssan
ko dahar main
Ghar, gaali, shaher main
HJar Naha Khana- i- zaat
ke pher main
Gunbad, haft aflak ke gher main goonjti, sar phri,
The poetry book launched today reflects the aim behind both
literary award as well as the award on democracy, about which Fakhar Zaman is
expected to announce the date for this international writers moot in Pakistan. Dawn
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