Universities have golden opportunity to enhance their educational standards through virtual education: Dr. Arif Alvi
Islamabad, November 28, 2020 (PPI-OT): Universities have golden opportunity to enhance their educational standards through virtual education, said Dr. Arif Alvi. He expressed these views while meeting with a delegation of civil society, headed by Haji Hanif Tayyab in Karachi today. He was briefed on the problems faced by Federal Urdu University of Arts Science Technology FUUAST. Answering on the need for online teaching, President Dr. Arif Alvi said that an outbreak of novel Corona virus had unfolded the importance of online education in Pakistan.
Virtual University had been playing a pivotal role in online education by providing the cheapest and quality education. The Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology should also promote online education. The issue of brain drain in Pakistan has been a result of our neglect in higher education sector. Now efforts are being taken to improve the situation by aligning the vision of all universities in line with our future requirements, President said.
While emphasizing on non-political behaviour in academia, President Dr Arif Alvi advised Federal Urdu University to come up with an initiative on developing software in order to detect plagiarism and promote Urdu as a medium of language by increasing translation of best knowledge in Urdu. “Availability of the best and popular translation work in Urdu language can also eliminate illiteracy”‘, he added. The delegation of civil society was comprised of all veteran members including Haji Hanif Tayyab, Agha Masood, Mubashir Mir, Manzar Naqvi and others.
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