THREE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GOVERNANCE & QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES CONCLUDED
Three-Day International Conference on Governance & Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutes concluded at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur jointly organized by the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, Pakistan Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (PNQAHE), Khyber Medical University, Peshawar and The Shaikh Ayaz University, Shikarpur. Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur presided over the concluding session while Mr. Muhammad Mureed Rahmoon, Secretary, Universities & Boards Department, Govt. of Sindh was the chief guest. Prof. Dr. Sarosh Lodhi, Vice Chancellor, N.E.D University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Prof. Dr. Saleem Raza Samo, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah, Mr. Saifullah Abro, Deputy Commissioner, Khairpur and Prof. Dr. Zia-ul-Haque, President, PNQAHE and Vice Chancellor Khyber Medical University Peshawar were the guests of honor.
Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said that there are five basis of quality assurance in Higher Education Institutes i.e. teachers, students, parents, society and government but there is direct relationship between the two segments teachers and students. We teachers are responsible for the promotion of quality. Dr. Ibupoto said during the course of conference, different suggestions and recommendations were given by the foreign and national scholars. These recommendations are value-added and will be sent to the concerned quarters for implementations. Dr. Ibupoto accorded especial thanks to Mr. Muhammad Mureed Rahmoon Secretary Universities & Boards who spared his precious time to grace the conference and also the guest Vice Chancellor of different Universities of Pakistan.
Mr. Muhammad Mureed Rahmoon said that higher education is based on trainings, capacity building, but we must concentrate on the improvement of Primary Education because it is the baseline of the nation and students groom from the Primary Education. He said that government will support in the fields of research and development and projects on multilateral fields. He said that the huge responsibility lies to the Universities to equip the students with the knowledge. There is no need of bulk degrees but degrees with quality are essential for nation building. He assured that Universities and Boards Department will support Universities financially and administratively. He appreciated the dynamic efforts of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto and his team for organizing this international moot in befitting manner.
Prof. Dr. Sarosh Lodhi said that quality is perception. It is limit less. Quality has benchmarks. Quality is gaining momentum day by day. Dr. Lodhi said quality is based on ethics and values. It is need of the time that better human resource may be produced with the help of quality education and research. He also extended felicitation to Prof. Dr. Iram Rani Director QEC, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur for organizing this result oriented conference.
Renowned foreign and national scholars Dr. Anca Prisacariu from Romania, Dr. Bassam-Alhamad from Bahrain, Dr. Donald Staub, Dr. Bahar Gun from Turkey, Dr. Rukhsana Kaleem from Lahore, Prof. Dr. Minhoon Khan Laghari and Prof. Dr. Iram Rani, Secretary of the conference also shared their views. They appreciated the hospitality extended by the host University.
Prof. Dr. Asif Shaikh, Director, QEC, N.E.D University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi accorded vote of thanks.
The concluding session was attended by the Deans, Directors, Chairpersons, Sectional Heads, Teachers and Students.