President Arif Alvi desired that International Islamic University Islamabad should further enhance its online and physical educational infrastructure to increase the number of quality students.
This was stated by him while talking to Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, International Islamic University Islamabad who called on him at Aiwan e Sadr on Wednesday for a briefing on the International Islamic University.
Addressing the meeting, President advised to double the educational shifts in the University and come up with a proposal within three months in this regard. He said that the university needed to equip its students with soft skills, such as critical thinking, effective communication and teamwork, besides providing technical/hard skills. The president appreciated the performance and role of the university in promoting quality education in the country and assured the management of his support in this regard.
Dr. Arif Alvi asked to develop and strengthen online mode of learning by opting online learning resources with the help of HEC to provide updated learning facilities to the faculty and students. Underscoring the increasing importance of online education, the President said that online contents of the knowledge needed to be enhanced as distance learning is cost-effective and easily accessible and duly recognized worldwide.
President IIU hoped that university will further progress to materialize the IIU’s Strategic Plan (2022-26) as per Target Priority Areas set therein through a variety of sub-goals, strategies and key performance indicators to meet the challenges and to make the difference. It was underlined that the new Strategic Plan would contribute to the socio-economic and technological environment of the country, besides b ringing good governance to the institution.
On the occasion, the President IIUI was apprised about IIUI’s academic activities, strategic plan and development projects and future goals. The President/Chancellor, IIUI was briefed on the efforts of the University towards depoliticization of the students’ wings on the university campus, university’s structural and scientific reforms that led to improvement in the rankings of the university.
The President/Chancellor IIUI was also briefed about initiatives taken by the University to strategically “redo/restructure/revamp” almost all academic programs in accordance with the market drive, need assessment and market input whereby he advised to keep an active liaison with the corporate advisory groups to produce quality human resource to meet the market demand and urged that HEC and Universities should come up with a proposal to develop and strengthen linkages between industry and academia in this regard.