Thursday, September 29, 2022

Advocating a futuristic curriculum to meet market demands

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb on Wednesday urged curriculum developers to promote futuristic education to meet market demands.

Addressing a function organized here to mark the top world ranking of Quaid-e-Azam University, the Minister said that the public sector institutions of higher education should improve the standards of learning to compete in the rapidly changing world. To do.

He urged the students of the University to promote a positive image, culture and heritage of the country through performing arts in the present era of digital media, and to connect them with foreign contemporaries to polish their skills on scientific lines. Offered.

Ms Maryam also said that colleges and universities should teach students about constitutional matters and democratic norms to further the cause of democracy in the country.

He stressed the need for student evaluation in the country at par with international standards.

The Minister praised QAU for its academic excellence, especially for achieving key positions in the three recent prestigious world rankings.

The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked QAU as 41st in research productivity and 363rd globally, while the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 ranked it as the top institution of higher education in Pakistan and 116th in Asia. US News & World Report ranked QAU the best university in Pakistan and 461 globally.

Federal Education Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain, who was also present, urged universities to focus research on national development, especially for the economy.

He said that the ministry would resolve all the issues of the university, especially the financial issues, on priority basis.

QAU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali highlighted the achievements of the University over the years, especially the top world rankings, and attributed them to the commitment of the faculty and other staff members to their work.

He said that several new offices have been set up at QAU, including Directorate of Student Affairs, Directorate of Education, Directorate of Estates, Career Counseling Office, Placement Office and Business Incubation Centre, to facilitate and student-centred activities can be generated.

The VC said that in 2021-22, the students of QAU completed research projects worth Rs 252 million in various fields, while work on 107 research projects was underway.

Dr. Shaista Sohail, Chairperson, Higher Education Commission said that it is a matter of great pride for the country that the high standards set by its apex university, QAU, have been formally recognized internationally.

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