Okara (Friday, October 18, 2019): A Faculty Orientation Seminar, entitled as “Uplifting the quality of higher education through innovative strategies”, was organized for all the teachers of the University of Okara on Thursday, October 17th. Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed, Ex-Vice Chancellor University of Abbottabad, was invited as a Guest Speaker and he delivered a detailed interactive lecture on the various issues and challenges of the higher education system of Pakistan. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Vice Chancellor University of Okara, presided the event. The other guests of honor included Mr. Zafar Iqbal Tipu Principal Government Postgraduate College Okara, Ms. ZahidaIkram Principal Government Degree College for Women RenalaKhurd, Dr. Tariq Aziz Director Government College University Faisalabad Depalpur Campus and Dr. Zaeem-U-Din Abid Lakhvi renowned cardiologist from Okara. The event was convened by the Dr. Marya Liaqat, Assistant Professor Physics at the UO.
Dr. Iftikhar discussed all the major problems and bottlenecks that are hampering the improvisation of the higher education system in Pakistan. He encouraged the faculty to resort to the innovative teaching methodologies and inculcate the habit of book reading and experimental learning in their students.
“To uplift the quality of life in a society, the quality of all spheres must be improved which is not possible without uplifting the quality of higher education”, told Dr. Iftikhar.
In his concluding remarks, Dr. Zakria thanked the honorable guests and urged his faculty to create innovation and creativity in their teacher so that the Pakistani graduates could compete with the challenges of the modern world.
He further said, “A university teacher should adopt the habit of regular reading about new research and he should motivate his students to read more books and consult research journals in order to stay at par with the ever-increasing quantum of knowledge”.
At the end of the seminar, shields and certificates were distributed among the guests at the members of the organizing committee.