Experts seekan updated education policy

KARACHI: Experts including scientists, educationists and researchers have sought for an updated educational policy for Sindh as well as for other provinces of the country.
Speaking at the inaugural session of a hands-on training workshop, ‘Application of reverse phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (rp-HPLC) for the evaluation of anti-inflammatory drugs’, organised by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), on Thursday, they said that the envisaged policy must be focussed on enhancing capacities of students at every level.
It was also suggested that the policy for each of the province must be in accordance to the needs of the modern day technology oriented world, without any compromise to the religious values of the masses. 
“The importance of education in the present day way could not be ignored at all as it was equally important for intellectual as well as social development and economic growth of the people,” said DUHS Vice Chancellor Prof M Umar Farooq.
University of Karachi HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry Director, Dr Iqbal Muhammad Chaudhry on the occasion sought research facilities for the students, right from intermediate to post-graduate levels.
He said, “Equal attention was needed to improve of quality of education provided to the school level students.”
Discussing the current education situation of Pakistan, Dr Chaudhry said that poverty and literacy were major problems faced by the nation.
“Utilisation of the modern science and relevant technologies is the way forward,” said Dr Iqbal Chaudhry.
He said that science provides the foundation for credible decision-making and only through adequate knowledge we may combat the risks to human health and ecosystems.
“It is again through science that we are provided with innovative solutions to prevent pollution and counter wide range of fast emerging threats to human kind,” said the scientist.
Prof Umer Farooq said that the hands-on workshop organised by DUHS comprises state-of-the-art techniques, interactive discussions and talks by the scientists of international repute.
“We are confident that the workshop will enhance participants’ scientific skills and knowledge about modern techniques related to biological research and therapeutics,” he said.

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