LAHORE - Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that the education standard could not be improved without good teachers.

He said that we will have to work at school level to improve standard of education in Pakistan.

He was addressing a seminar on “Emerging Quality Issues in Higher Education in Pakistan”, in connection with the celebrations of “World Quality Day” at Al-Raazi Hall on Tuesday.

The seminar was organised by Punjab University Quality Enhancement Cell and Virtual University Lahore. Rector VU Prof Dr Navid A. Malik, Director QEC Dr Amir Ijaz, Prof Dr Ali Sajid, Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz, deans, faculty members, QEC heads of various unisities and a large number of students were present.

PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said that a teacher had to teach his subject as well as train his students. He said that a teacher should urge his students to think about things out of box. The VC said that his teacher and renowned physicist Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem used to give summary of previous lecture before starting his lecture and he used to summarize his lecture at the end of every lecture. He said that the government should spend maximum money on higher education. He said that the previous government cut down the budget of higher education but the PML-N government increased higher education budget which was a commendable step.

Addressing the ceremony, Dr Naveed A Malik said that we were at the initial stage of improving the quality of education and we have to gain maturity level yet. He said that it was also important that the standards we had set to check the standard of education were appropriate or not? He said that we must have the urge to excel personally and must identify the qualities of others. He said that there must be formal training programs for the faculty members of the universities. He said that students did not raise questions in classes as we have promoted rote learning at school level.

Prof Dr Ali Sajid gave a detailed presentation regarding challenges faced by higher education sector in Pakistan. Dr Amir Ejaz threw light on the importance of world quality day and initiatives taken by the incumbent administration to improve quality of education on campus.