“The university is strengthening its distance learning programme by offering more courses and getting the services of highly qualified teachers,” Dr Zakir Hussain, the Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) vice chancellor said on Thursday.
He was speaking after a meeting with Distance Learning Education Director Dr Naeem Mohsin. The two discussed the scope and improvement in the distance learning education and also announced courses offered under it.
The VC said that through the open and distance learning, hundreds of people who were outside the formal education system will get access to opportunities to undertake organised educational activities.
He said the proposed plan of distance learning gave a roadmap for upgrading literacy at all levels in the country. A more comprehensive plan, he said, had been mapped out to polish the programme, he said.
He said the enhanced programme will also allow Pakistanis living abroad to take GCUF courses including technical.
He also announced that the university was accepting applications for admission in various graduate, postgraduate and MPhil courses under its distance learning education programme.
The distance learning programmes include a two-year BCom, a four-year BBA, a two-year MBA in banking and finance, a three-and-a half-years MBA, a two-year MPA, MScs in mathematics and economics, an MCom, MAs in English and Islamic studies, BEd, MEd, MPhil in education and MPhil in Islamic studies.
The last date to apply is October 10.
Advocacy Training Programme
Also on Thursday, Dr Hussain addressed a day-long workshop titled Advocacy Training Programme at the Government College University Faisalabad College of Law.
The workshop was organised in collaboration with the Inns of Court Advocacy Training Committee.
Addressing the workshop, Dr Hussain said, “Lawyers need to be more professional and raise real issue of the general masses.”
The VC said that the lawyers could play a crucial role in strengthening the political system that was basic for uplifting of all sectors, including the economy.
Dr Hussain said it was important to produce quality lawyers who were aware of the troubles of the common man.
He urged the bar councils to enhance their role in strengthening the political system in the country.
Sardar Khurram Latif Khosa, an advocate at the Supreme Court, said that effective preparation must be directed toward the identification of real issues by discovering, marshalling and presenting evidence.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2012.