British envoy emphasises need of improvement in edu, research


The British Deputy High Commissioner at Karachi Belinda Lewis has emphasized the need for exploring common grounds aimed at improving quality of academic and research engagements through students’ as well as faculty exchange initiatives and cross-flow of knowledge and professional projects with University of Sindh Jamshoro.
The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat said there was a great deal of space for joint academic, research and professional ventures between the university and its British counterparts through British Deputy High Commission Karachi and British Council, Pakistan.
This they delivered at a discussion in a meeting between them held on Monday at Vice-Chancellor’s Office. The British Deputy High Commissioner Belinda Lewis participated in the discussion with Director International Trade Sumera Naveed, Political Officer Batool Zahra and Media Manager Madiha Rizki.
The Vice Chancellor said that University of Sindh had the lowest fees structure as compared to its entire sister public universities in Pakistan, which he termed as a blessing for the poor masses of Sindh.
He informed the visiting guests that the university received student intake from all districts of the province. He regretted the fact that only eight percent of Sindh youth could make it to the university.
Dr. Burfat said that he had the firsthand experience of public sector education as he had himself attended government schools, colleges and universities and had also taught at all academic levels. Therefore, he said he knew the internal dynamics of public sector education system.
The Vice Chancellor said the children and the youth constituted 60 percent of the entire population of Pakistan; hence they merited greater attention and resource allocation. He emphasized the need for student and faculty exchange programmes.—APP

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