Today, as part of the “Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Programme in Science” (SAKURA Exchange Programme in Science), nine students from different educational institutions in Pakistan will travel to Japan for a week-long visit.
Allama Iqbal Open University hosted an orientation workshop in this respect, hosted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT).
Prof. Dr. Irshad Ahmed Arshad, Dean of AIOU’s Faculty of Science, presided over the occasion, while Joint Education Advisor MoFEPT Nasreen Bano delivered the keynote address.
Syed Ghulam Kazim Ali, Director Student Affairs at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Dr. Rifat Jabeen from the Directorate of Education, Dr. Zaigham Qadeer, Director General at the Pakistan Institute of Education, Dr. Afshah Huma and Kanwal attended the event.
Dr. Irshad Ahmad and Nasreen Bano addressed to the students
Dr. Irshad Ahmad Arshad has stated that we take great delight in the youngsters who have been chosen to travel to Japan. He urged the kids, “This visit will prove to be a turning point in your lives, your skills will increase even more, and this will enable you to compete with international students in every field.”
Nasreen Bano has stated that Pakistan is not lacking in talented people. According to her, the Federal Ministry of Education is constantly looking for new ways to help gifted kids develop their abilities. She told the youngsters and their parents how lucky they were to have been chosen for this trip.
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