Punjab Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Hummayun Sarfaraz has called upon the professors of the higher education institutions to focus on producing quality graduates and the education the latter gets must be reflected in their personality.
He was addressing the 6th international conference on “Baking, Insurance & Business Management” organized by Punjab University Hailey College of Banking & Finance on Wednesday. PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, VC University of Okara Prof Dr Zakria Zakar, VC University of Jhang Prof Dr Shahid Munir, Dean Faculty of Commerce Prof Dr Zulfiqar Ahmad Bora, Principal HCBF Prof Dr Mubbasher Munawar Khan, researchers, faculty members and a large number research scholars were present on the occasion.
Addressing the conference, Raja Yasir Hummayun said that the government was now focusing on the quality of higher education after putting it on the right track. He said that our graduates must be enabled to compete at international level. He said that efforts were also being made to strengthen industry-academia linkages. He expressed the hope that the conference would address the issues being faced by the business community and resolve the business problems. He said that he was happy over the achievements in the higher education sector in the last three years.
PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad urged the students to work on new ideas and initiatives that could make their organizations profitable and contribute to the development of the country. He urged them to provide the best services to their customers in the banking sector. Dr Zakria Zakar said that the whole world has learnt from Covid 19 and new technologies and modern ways of businesses had been adopted. He said that the volume of online businesses had increased manifold thus new opportunities had been created in various business disciplines. He urged the scholars to address the risk factor in business management.
In his keynote address University of Jhang, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Munir and other speakers stressed upon the need of research based decision making for future planning. They highlighted rapid changes in human behavior, investment decisions, capacity building, knowledge sharing, virtual business, services and development of alternate action plans owing to the pandemic. Research in these areas will be of utility to all the stakeholders and policy makers, they added.