By Hamid Khan Wazir
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The first-ever Pakistani consortium of higher education institutes the Inter-University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS) embarked on a program on Thursday entitled “Knowledge sharing best educational practices during/post-COVID-19 Era”.
This program will involve interactive sessions by academic leaders across the world towards identifying and implementing novel ways of training and motivating youth to accept new pedagogical practices.
Moving along with its traditions of identifying avenues of excellence in academic practices, the IUCPSS is embarking on indenting social, scientific, cultural, and collaborative avenues of success for national and global youth.
Towards this end, the inaugural talk will be by Professor Dr. Sohail Naqvi, the Rector University of Central moderated by Founding Chairperson, Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, currently serving as Vice Chancellor of the National Skills University Islamabad.
Murtaza Noor, Coordinator General of the IUCPSS, has said that we must keep looking for new ways of training our youth. Every second of their lives count, and if we do not harness their learning potentials, it will create immense disparities. It could potentially create economic and social issues for the Country.
It is pertinent to mention here that the IUCPSS was established with support from two best academicians of the country Professor Javed Laghari and Professor Dr. Sohail Naqvi, then Chairperson and Executive Director respectively of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.
The consortium also enjoys recognitions from several academic leadership bodies, including Global Academic Leaders Academy, South Asian Higher Education Network, and International Centre for Training and Development.
Importantly, over the past few years, this Consortium has been the unique platform to hold Student conventions across the Country and implementing programs for national and global harmony.
The Inter-University Consortium has immensely contributed towards the higher education sector in the past as well as presently has several ongoing programs.
In recent time first ever online course on Public Health and Civic Education during the COVID-19 era, establishing Roadmap on Peaceful and Tolerant University Campuses, effective engagement of student and providing a permanent platform to the University students through organizing three successful international student conventions and Expo.
The Consortium is striving to bring uniformity across the country and as such played a major role towards developing the first-ever Roadmap on Strengthening Social Sciences in Pakistan and Higher Education in Balochistan at Gwadar.
The establishment of student societies among universities of the Country and continued art and literary festivals in collaboration with the universities across the Country has been immensely appreciated the initiative of the Inter-University Consortium by all stakeholders including parents, students, and universities.