LAHORE - University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has stressed the need for making university diploma courses field-oriented with focus on “learning by doing”.
He said this Wednesday while chairing a meeting arranged by the UVAS’s Institute of Continue Education and Extension (ICE&E) to revise the scheme of study of the two-year Livestock Assistant Diploma according to modern-day market needs.
He directed that the courses/curriculum of the diploma should be more of practical and the students must be trained on efficient and quality service delivery to the farming community on their doorsteps.
He said that courses should be updated keeping in view the market needs with focus on corporate dairy farming, mechanization, vaccination, vaccine handling, etc. He said that the university has made no increase in students’ fee keeping in view their financial hardships.
The meeting participants held an open discussion on the existing scheme of study of the diploma course and made various suggestions. Some new courses were added while some of the existing courses practicals were given more weight, reducing the theory portion.
Director ICE&E Prof Dr Muhammad Abdullah, Dean Prof Dr Khushi Muhammad, Prof Dr Aneela Zameer Durrani, Dr Tayyab Muneer, Prof Dr Sher Muhammad, Prof Dr Mian Abdus Sattar and officials from the L&DD Department Punjab and private organizations attended the meeting.