Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mehmood Addresses Inaugural session of Two-Day International Conference Held at AIOU

  • 25-Feb-2019

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A two-day International conference commenced at AIOU (Allama Iqbal Open University) on Monday with theme of ‘Collective action for knowledge economy with technology (CAKE-Tech)’. Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood attended the inaugural session of the conference. He said the Government of Pakistan is committed to increase literacy rate of Pakistan up to 70% in next four years. He also announced that Government of Pakistan is going to utilize a new technology for assistance.

He said, ‘For the purpose of achieving the target, mobile technology could be more effective and result-oriented because of its existing wide-ranging network at the mass level and to enhance educational access to the rural area will be imperative to overcome illiteracy problem’. He said Universities like AIOU that are offering distant education can play a vital role in developing quality content for education that can be delivered through mobile services.

The International Conference was organized with collaboration of Qarshi University, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Management and Technology and AIOU. The event was attended by academicians, foreign delegates and educationalists. The Minister urged the educationalists to develop mobile apps with quality content for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). He said by developing educational mobile apps with motive of educating the masses will enhance socio-economic development in the country and it is time of the need and modern approach.

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Held in Islamabad

Law students and legal practitioners from all across Pakistan took part in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2019 held in Islamabad from 20th February to 23rd February. It is one of world’s largest competitions. Thirty two teams belonging from different law schools took part in this competition. It was sponsored by US Embassy in Pakistan.

This four day competition was attended by hundreds of law students and volunteers studying law courses. During the competition a total of 70 matches were held in mock court rooms. Almost 80 volunteer judges and five attorneys belonging from US mission judged the matches. During matches the teams debated against each other regarding complex set of issues of International law. The winner team was Indus College of Law (Hyderabad). Whereas, LUMS (Lahore), University College Lahore got second place and Kinnaird College for Women (Lahore) got third place. The winners were selected by Honorable Justice of the Lahore High Court Miss Ayesha Malik and Salman Akram Raja and Khyzar Hussain who are two prominent experts in international law.

The round two of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition will happen in Washington DC next month where 100 countries will Pakistan. Two laws schools from Quetta and three all-girls teams from Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore will represent Pakistan in the second round. The US Embassy’s Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training section will bear the travel and livimg expenses of the students participating in the second round to be held in March in Washington DC.

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