STAFF REPORTER World’s eminent academicians will attend a two-day international conferences on Research and Practices in Education, being held here on Tuesday. It is being arranged by the Faculty of Education, Allama Iqbal Open University. This will be the fifth such annual event that aimed at promoting research and new learning practices in the field of higher education. This is in line with recent initiatives taken by Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Zia-Ul-Qayyum to promote research cultural that is relevant to the country’s socio-economic needs. An announcement here on Friday said that the conference to be held on February 18-19 themed, ‘Relevance and Quality in Education’ with special reference to SDG4. International and national delegates will join the conference. The speakers of conference include eminent speakers: Prof. Dr. Kiichi Oyasu from Tokyo Healthcare University who will deliver a keynote speech on topic, “Role of Community Based Learning” Ms. Punramol Sutthirit from Ministry of Education, Thailand will be another keynote speaker, who will share with the participants her expertise and experience in the field Literacy and Non-Formal Education. According to the conference Convener Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood, the national keynote speakers include: Prof. Dr. Cusrow J. Dubash, Chief Academic Officer Lampro Mellon will deliver a keynote speech on “From Bricks to Clicks: The Evolution of E – Education and Prof. Taj Haider, Member of Senate will deliver a keynote speech on “Relevance of Curriculum”, he added. The conference will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share evidence-based findings and results of various interventions. It will help to work out a plan of collaborative efforts of policymakers, institutional leadership, industry and the local community for maintaining relevance and enhancing the quality of education. The main objective of the conference is to bring together the eminent researchers and practitioners to share their work and highlight the indicators of relevance and quality in education. The conference will also explore the way forward for implementing the improvements to be suggested by the scholars and practitioners, the announcement added.