Seminar counsels students to take professional courses abroad
PESHAWAR: Speakers at a seminar held on Sunday urged students to take up right courses and give maximum time studying instead of running behind petty jobs while studying abroad.
“Most of the Pakistani students seek admission in different courses in the United Kingdom but they start looking for petty jobs as soon as they arrive in the country,” said S Kazmi, director of international relations at Zaskin College London. The seminar was organised by Adan Consultants to provide guidance to students aspiring to study abroad.
Mr Kazmi said there was no prohibition on working for students studying in colleges in the UK or elsewhere in the world but the students should concentrate on their studies and work in their free time. “However, students should make sure that the institutions in which they seek admission are accredited by the British government. This will save them embarrassment and also the hard-earned money of their parents,” he said.
He said that Indian students were very committed towards their studies. Most of them are able to get work permits which enables them to continue their studies and also earn a sizeable amount of money, he added. Mr Kazmi said that Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan students had also surpassed the Pakistani students in studies. He expressed concern that very few Pakistani girls had sought admission in British colleges while the number of girl students from other South Asian countries was higher. “It’s about time that women should come forward and seek higher education in the prestigious universities abroad,” he said.
Muhammad Tahir of Adan Consultants urged students to make a good combination of subjects at the intermediate and bachelor levels so they could be accommodated in degree courses in UK-based institutions easily.