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President stresses linkages between native, worldwide universities

President Dr Arif Alvi has referred to as upon the schools and better academic institutes to create significant linkages with native in addition to credible worldwide universities to benchmark their finest practices, be taught from their experiences, innovation and creativity. The tutorial institutes ought to perform updating of the curricula, instructing modules and supplies to stay abreast with the developments happening within the subject of training, greater studying and analysis, and improvement all over the world, he confused. The President expressed these views throughout his go to to Lahore College of Administration Sciences (LUMS), right here on Friday. He additionally chaired a gathering of the LUMS Advisory Board and met the LUMS management.

Professional-Chancellor Abdul Razak Dawood, Rector Shahid Hussain, VC Dr Arshad Ahmad, members of the Board of Trustees and senior management of the college attended the assembly. President Alvi urged the policymakers and regulatory our bodies to try for adopting innovation and improvement for well timed choices and swift implementation to assist Pakistan develop into a progressive nation. The President suggested the college to constantly scan the worldwide academic horizon to determine rising applied sciences, developed all over the world and hyperlink them with their curricula to create high quality graduates, who’re geared up with abilities and able to dealing with the challenges of the trendy world.

The President mentioned that innovation within the Info and Communications Expertise (ICT) sector had induced an explosion of information and abundance of knowledge, which was out there to everybody with the contact of a button on good gadgets, which has eradicated the necessity for memorisation and rote studying. He underscored that universities ought to allow their college students to develop into proficient of their abilities, create new information, as essential and analytical pondering abilities would strengthen their standing within the aggressive world. The President urged the college to make use of out-of-the-box options together with mixture of brick and mortar, hybrid and on-line instructing capabilities to extend their capability and provides admission to all these FSC passing college students who’re aspirant of getting greater training. The President emphasised that on-line and hybrid training was simpler, accessible, cheaper, and conveniently scalable and supplied handy and hassle-free mode of instructing to a a lot bigger physique of pupil with out constraint of time and house and when this mode was mixed with “open entry information and data”, it turns into much more productive.

Dr Arif Alvi asserted that the analysis, carried out by the developed nations, particularly throughout COVID-19 lockdown, had proved that on-line and hybrid modes of training had been profitable with out compromising the integrity of the training self-discipline and high quality and proficiency of the graduating college students. He added that many universities even within the USA had been more and more providing on-line programs which had reached to 50 per cent of whole programs with a lot lesser price. He suggested the schools to impart training to college students via brief programs with out compromising their high quality, to make them out there for industries, companies and companies sector, which had been anxiously in search of skilled and proficient human useful resource. He asserted that the IT sector was now recruiting workers world over not solely on the premise of their levels however extra on the premise of their abilities and talent to ship the required services.

The President regretted that as a result of skewed insurance policies of the previous, Pakistan misplaced high quality human sources as a result of mind drain to greener pastures, which disadvantaged the nation of their mind, information and experience, which was direly wanted for progress and improvement of the nation. He referred to as upon the college to plot methods to profit from their companies to enhance their enterprise and academic processes.

Later, the President was briefed by the LUMS management about its strategic priorities, future improvement plans, points in Pakistan’s greater training sector, and LUMS’ contribution in the direction of offering high quality greater training in Pakistan. It was knowledgeable that LUMS possessed a nationwide footprint and over 17,000 college students from totally different areas of the nation had graduated from the college to date. It was additionally knowledgeable that LUMS deliberate to extend the quantity of on-line course content material to 25pc, and that the college had contributed in the direction of policy-making within the nation, particularly within the power sector. It was advised that the college was actively engaged in collaboration with the federal government and the trade to deal with the problems of socioeconomic improvement being confronted by the nation.

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