A huge number of academicians, students and people from different walks of life thronged the Education Expo organised by Jang Media Group at the Peshawar Garrison Club here on Wednesday.
The visitors termed the event as a good opportunity for promotion of education, guidance of students and getting benefits from each others’ experiments and experiences. They stressed that similar events should be arranged wherein students are guided to choose better institute for professional and general education across the country.
About 27 educational institutions from across the province and other parts of the country had established their stalls at the expo, which was inaugurated by resident editor of The News Rahimullah Yusufzai.
Speaking on the occasion, Rahimullah Yusufzai said that arrangement of such events was needed in the province and adjacent tribal belt. He said education and poverty were the most serious challenges faced by the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas. “The worst state of law and order situation has made life miserable for the people here,” he said, adding that in the prevailing circumstances there was greater need to raise awareness among people.
He was of the opinion that such exhibitions played a vital role in promotion of education. The senior journalist said that Jang Media Group arranged the event in a difficult situation and provided an opportunity to the students to get awareness about educational institutions and the courses they were offering.
He said that major educational institutions from across the country have set up their stalls in the expo, which would contribute to enhancement of the skills of young and intelligent students, who have been effectively utilising the modern technology.
Saima Khan, a school principal who also visited the exhibition, told The News that the exhibition was a good effort where information and opportunities were made available for students of every age. She said the event would help broaden the intellect of the students and they would be able to get more and more information about professional education.
Administrative officer of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Institute, Hina Tariq said that the students got the opportunity in the exhibition to exchange their thoughts and ideas, which would leave positive impact on their studies. She stressed that the educational institutions should benefit from one another’s experiences.
Nida Khan, a student of Khyber Law College, University of Peshawar, said the exhibition facilitated the students to get information about a host of educational institution under one roof.
She said such events were need of the hour. It would not only improve performance of students but also positively affect quality of education, she said. She said the government should also take measures for arranging similar events for the students.
Marketing Manager of The News, Haroon Khan, felt satisfaction over the arrangement of the exhibition. He said it was a challenging task for them to hold the expo in the prevailing law and order situation and the specific circumstances faced by Jang Media Group. “But by the grace of Almighty Allah, we were able to arrange the event in a successful manner,” he remarked. He said he was thankful to the stall holders and the visitors for taking interest in the event.
Source: The News.