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Counselors should be appointed in Pakistan Embassy for education and professional guidance of Pakistani youth: Dr. Qayyum Chaudhry

Professional training of youth is an important need of Pakistani Community. Dr. Nadeem Bhatti

Staff Report

RIYADH (Monday, June 22, 2020): A seminar was organized in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, under the auspices of the Pak Youth Forum, a youth organization, to highlight the education and professionalism of Pakistani youth living in Saudi Arabia.

Some children of Pakistanis living in Saudi Arabia fail to achieve their educational and professional goals due to lack of proper educational guidance. If these youths are given timely guidance, they can brighten the name of the country and the nation by getting higher education. In line with the vision of Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar these youth must focus on education. These views were expressed by Prof. Dr. Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry, Head of Elementary Education Faculty, Punjab University and Director, Career Counseling Center.

The seminar was organized from the platform of Pak Youth Forum with the principals of Pakistani schools, teachers, professionals, parents, academic and literary political leaders, and staff of the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh.

Dr. Abdul Qayyum Ch addresses seminar online

Dr. Qayyum said that career counseling teaches young people about career options, including how to pursue their chosen career. He said that surveys around the world show that university graduates get paid more on the job, so Pakistani children should benefit from private degree programs at Open University, Virtual University and other universities, but if for some reason they can’t get a degree, they should master the professional courses.
Dr. Qayyum Chaudhry suggested that a career counselor be appointed at the Embassy of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia to provide guidance to Pakistani children and their parents. He said that the embassy should conduct vocational courses and issue certificates. Dr. Abdul Qayyum offered all kinds of support from Pak Youth Forum.

The ceremony  was presided  by Syed Fawad Ali and hosted by Umair Sheikh who gave an introductory outline regarding the establishment of Pak Youth Forum and the seminar.

Raja Gulzeb Kayani, Founder and President of Pak Youth Forum, said that the youth of Saudi Arabia need counseling at educational, psychological and social level. He said that Pak Youth Forum guides Pakistani children through various seminars and training methods. Gulzeb Kayani said that Pak Youth Forum is active at all times to highlight the potentials of its Pakistani youth and guide them.
In his address to the function, Welfare Attaché of the Embassy of Pakistan Mahmood Latif appreciated the cooperation between Pak Youth Forum and Punjab University. He said that the Embassy of Pakistan helps the Pakistani community at every level. We realize that Overseas Proper education and training of Pakistani children is important. Mr. Mahmood Latif said that Embassy Schools provide quality education to the children with utmost diligence.

Dr. Nadeem Bhatti in his speech while emphasizing the importance of counseling said that many children do not get proper guidance due to lack of proper guidance. Get away from educational goals while some may be addicted to drugs and other social evils. With proper guidance, these young people can move forward. “Overseas Pakistanis are an asset to Pakistan and we do our best to solve the problems of this community,” he said.
The seminar was attended by principals of Pakistani schools, members of the PYF Advisory Board, PYF Executive Committee and parents as well as other members of the community.

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