LUMS & ACCCA Pakistan Teach Excel workshop
'Teach Excel' workshop concludes at LUMS
Lahore, July 18, 2008: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCCA) Pakistan
organised two-day 'Teach Excel' workshop at the Lahore University of Management
Sciences (LUMS), which concluded on Thursday.
The workshop was the part of
ACCA's efforts to develop excellence in professional accounting education and
establish best practices amongst tertiary accounting education providers. Punjab
Minister for Population Welfare Neelam Jabbar who was the chief guest on the
closing ceremony of the workshop distributed certificates among the
William Parrott of KAPLAN Financial who is an experienced ACCA
tutor was main tutor, besides Alan Hatfield and Jonathan Mbewe.
participants included faculty members of ACCA Approved Learning Partners in
Pakistan. The participants appreciated ACCA's initiative efforts in enhancing
the capacity of professional accounting education faculty members. They opined
that the workshop was useful and relevant to their work as it enabled them to
learn new teaching skills, adding that the workshop had energised them and they
were motivated to improve their performance.
On the occasion, Arif Masud
Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan said Teach Excel was manifestation of ACCA
Pakistan's commitment to faculty development of professional accounting
education tuition providers. "Our students have demonstrated ability and
potential to be world class professional accountants. Through initiatives like
'Teach Excel', we were facilitating ACCA tutors to help young generation of
Pakistan in pursuing their ambition of a successful career in finance,
accounting and taxation," Mirza said.
Neelam Jabbar commended ACCA for
arranging the event, adding that teachers can play an important role in
producing professional accountants of high calibre to meet global challenges.
"Such kind of training workshops should become a regular feature," she
suggested. At the conclusion of the ceremony, shields and certificates were
distributed amongst the workshop leaders by Arif Masud Mirza.
It may be
mentioned here that ACCA is the global body for professional accountants, which
aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of
application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a challenging career
in accountancy, finance and management.
ACCA supports 122,000 members and
325,000 students throughout their careers, providing services through a network
of 80 offices and centres.
Protection of Two-Nation theory urged
Jamia Zeenatul Quran, Baghbanpura, Allama Ghulam Asghar Siddique has said all
that all madaris across the country were the centres of ideology of
Pakistan. The Nation
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LUMS to organise Model National Assembly event
Lahore: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) will organise a Model National Assembly event to
educate the students about the process of law making in parliament and its
flaws, the organisers said on Thursday.
The LUMS Law and
Politics Society (LPS) would organise the event and delegates from all major
universities of the country would be invited to attend it. Students from
different countries including India, Bangladesh and Nepal would also be invited
to the event next year, if the first one proves to be a success, as they were
also invited to a LUMS Model United Nations event.
The organisers have
established four different political parties on the basis of different agendas
including a socialist party, an Islamic party, a democratic party etc. The
parties have been asked to design their manifestos so that they would be able to
give them to the voters and would formally launch an election campaign inside
the campus after August 25. All the political parties would be allowed to
organise their campaigns according to set rules. The winning parties would be
allocated seats in the Model Parliament according to their scores. They would be
allowed to conduct parliamentary sessions and enter the process of law making
under the Constitution of Pakistan.
Political process: The event's Chief
Organiser Madeeha Luqman said that it was a unique project and was
aimed at sensitising the students about the political process. She said that the
society intended to organise the event with the start of the next academic
session and the process of political campaigning, voting, election of the
candidates and a model parliament's establishment would be based on the law
prevalent in the country. Madeeha said, "The students will learn the ins and
outs of the political system and in the end they would be able to discuss public
affairs and construct law in accordance with people's needs."
it was a difficult job to organise an event of such a scale and it was the first
time that the university had planned anything of such magnitude. Madeeha said,
"We used to organise the Model United Nations event every year and we found that
we were successful in educating the students about the role and working of the
United Nations. They learned how the fate of different nations was decided on an
international platform and now they would learn how the fate of the Pakistani
people is decided in parliament." The organiser added that students would be
educated about participating in the political process, about the rules of
holding an assembly session and the LPS had already prepared training material
that they would need during the process.
Madeeha said, "The students
will not abuse each other during the sessions as is observed during the real
event and they would learn the flaws in the system which allow politicians to
disrupt the process of law making and hinder the elected representatives of
people from coming up with solutions of certain issues."
President Basil Nabi Malik said that the event was his brain child
and it would not only educate the students about law making, but would also
enable them to see how the sessions of the National Assembly could be conducted
in an amicable way. He added that different political parties' representatives
including the speaker should always keep the collective good of the public in
mind during the process of law making.
Lawmakers: He said that the event
would last 45 days from the beginning till the conducting of Model Assembly
sessions and the lawmakers would discuss issues such as terrorism, inflation,
economy, debts and dams during the assembly sessions, and try to come up with
practical solutions. Daily Times
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