By Shaharyar Khan and Maham Noor
That time has gone when students were used to wait for the government jobs or the graduate girls to stay at homes. This is practical time, it is required to develop entrepreneurship skills in every discipline among the students. This was stated by Lahore College for Women University(LCWU) Vice Chancellor Dr. Farkhandah Manzoor during an interview with the educationist. Following are the details:
THE EDUCATIONIST: Please tell us about your early life and education?
Prof. Dr. Farkhandah Manzoor: I got my early education from a government school. I did matric from Pr. Lady Griffon Girls High School Lahore, graduation from Samanabad College, Masters from Government College University Lahore, PhD from Punjab University and Postdoc from Ohio state University.
THE EDUCATIONIST: What’s your vision about LCWU?
Prof. Dr. Farkhandah Manzoor: My vision about LCWU is quite strong, now should not be 2020 it should be 2025. We have two preliminary things for university in vision 2025, its infrastructure and students’ strength and we are quite enough in this. We have a number of buildings and more than 15,000 students. Our next vision will be revision of curriculum, as we will include entrepreneurship in the light of CPEC project to impart professional training to our students. the time has gone when students were used to wait for the government jobs or we graduate our girls to stay at homes. this is practical time, it is required to develop entrepreneurship skills in every discipline among the students.
THE EDUCATIONIST: What are your top three priorities for LCWU?
Prof. Dr. Farkhandah Manzoor: My top three priorities are
1) introduction of entrepreneurship skills among the students,
2) revision of Curriculum and
3) make students better human being.
THE EDUCATIONIST: Which practical steps should be taken for the character building of students?
Prof. Dr. Farkhandah Manzoor: Each and every faculty of this university during the lecture will give five minutes in order to sensitize the students about moral, ethical and spiritual values. I was member of Zoology Curriculum Committee of Higher education Commission (HEC) where HEC introduced a new syllabus that includes moral and ethical values. HEC also giving due attention in this regard. As the curriculum of every discipline revises, the students will adopt ethical and moral values.
THE EDUCATIONIST: Which policies did you introduce in LCWU?
Prof. Dr. Farkhandah Manzoor: Existing policies are good enough, what is required is to implement them. Vision and mission are also quite good and need implementation.
THE EDUCATIONIST: Many public sector vice chancellors face pressure of teacher unions. What is its status of LCWU?
Prof. Dr. Farkhandah Manzoor: We have to face every kind of situation in universities as various types of people are found in university but i shall work for the betterment of university.
THE EDUCATIONIST: How do you like LCWU Student Council?
Prof. Dr. Farkhandah Manzoor: LCWU Student Council plays an important role to maintain the discipline of the university and urges students to participate in extracurricular activities under the supervision of Director student Affairs.
THE EDUCATIONIST: What message would you like to give to the students of LCWU?
Prof. Dr. Farkhandah Manzoor: Work hard for the betterment of our country, and promote the name of your institution.