LAHORE: A four-day international conference on discussing the possibilities of revamping Pakistan’s education system by integrating mathematics, science and technology came to an end on Sunday.
Organised at the University of Education (UoE), the ‘5th International Conference on Education in Pakistan: Building Bridges between Mathematics, Science & Technology and Education’ aimed at discussing ideas from national and international researchers, scholars, teachers and professionals in the field of science, technology, mathematics and teachers’ education.
Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin, who was the chief guest at the closing ceremony, said the government had allocated a huge budget for the betterment of the education sector, sustainable development and for implementing new reforms to meet professional standards because education and research was the real base of developed nations.
The prime minister, he added, has asked all provincial chief ministers to make plans for producing quality mathematics and science teachers. “This decision has been taken because Pakistani schools, especially government-run, are producing unacceptably low levels of learning outcomes in mathematics and science,” Dr Nizam said.
Government College University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, who was the guest of honour, said that science had played an important role in polishing creativity and thinking skills of students. “The purpose of research work of national and international scholars is to serve and improve the field of education,” he added.
The conference organiser, Dr Intzar Hussain Butt, thanked all the delegates, participants and paper presenters at the conference. Shields and certificates were also distributed among the participants.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 27th, 2017.
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