Former Vice-Chancellor of Punjab University, Professor Dr. Zaffar Moeen Nasar, stated on Tuesday that an education system that combats poverty, inflation, unemployment, terrorism, political and economic instability, and addresses modern needs in relevant fields was urgently needed.
He made these remarks during the opening ceremony of the 10th three-day international conference on education research (ICORE-22), which was organised by the Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER).
The moot was attended by IER Director Prof Dr. Rafaqat Ali Akbar, Conference Secretary Prof Dr. Muhammad Shahid Farooq, researchers, educators, and social scientists from Pakistan and other countries, faculty members, and a large number of students.
Prof Dr. Habib Ali Bukhari, VC of Kohsar University Murree, Prof Dr. Timothy of the University of Alaska in the United States, Prof Dr. James of Texas International University in the United States, and Dr. Hussaina Banu of the University of Malaya in Malaysia all spoke online.
Dr. Zaffar Moeen stated in his address that educators should work on new ideas in light of changing demands. He praised the IER for organizing such a conference.
According to Dr. Habib Bukhari, societal development is impossible without promoting a culture of education and research. He stated that cooperation is required to address issues such as rising population, climate change, COVID, and flooding.
Dr. Rafaqat stated in his welcome address that such conferences allowed researchers, professionals, teachers, and students to learn from one another’s experiences.
He hoped that the conference would provide recommendations to help the education system solve its problems.
He stated that the global education system is evolving in accordance with current trends. He stated that more efforts were required in Pakistan to promote virtual and distance education.
Dr. Timothy spoke online about the difficulties in teacher retention and professional development through graduate studies and experiential learning in a school-university partnership.
Dr. James led an animated discussion on transforming educational preparation programs to meet the needs of the twenty-first century.
Dr. Hussaina Banu discussed teaching, challenges, and the future in the post-COVID era.
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