Two Days National Conference on Education titled “Education in 21st Century: Expectations, Challenges, and Possibilities” organized by Education department, faculty of Social Sciences started here at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Wednesday. The chief guest of the inaugural session was Prof. Dr. Anees Ahmed, Vice Chancellor Riphah International University, while Rector NUML Major General (Retd) Muhammad Jaffar, Director General Brig Muhammad Ibrahim, Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments, scholars from various universities of Pakistan, faculty members and students also attended the session.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Anees Ahmed said that prevailing education system is borrowed from the west, which gives knowledge but not wisdom. We once a colonial nation never tried to think critically and never think what Quaid-e-Azam and Iqbal said. While referring to the Quaid’s speech on the first education conference in Dec 1947, Dr. Anees said that according to the Quaid Pakistan needed an education system in which character building should be focused but we never followed our great leader.
Professor Dr. Anees said that current education system is prison of ideas of the west and we blindly following them, not knowing the fact that this system is hampering the minds of our youth.