Pak-Ar­gentina agree to co­op­er­ate in ed­u­ca­tion, cul­ture

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - 04:15 01:30 05:30 09:00 Family Gala Youm-i-Tak­beer STAFF RE­PORTER

Cap­i­tal Club Is­lam­abad would or­ga­nize two-day Is­lam­abad Family Gala in fed­eral cap­i­tal on May 28. Dur­ing three-day cul­tural event num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties would be or­ga­nized. **** SEN­A­TOR (R) Raz­ina Alam Khan Chair­per­son Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Hu­man De­vel­op­ment (NCHD) will be chief guest at a Youm-iTak­beer on May 28th Satur­day at 5 pm at Ho­tel Green Palace, Com­mit­tee Chowk, Rawalpindi. The Func­tion is be­ing or­ga­nized by the lo­cal lead­er­ship of PML(N) which will be at­tended largely by PML(N) lead­ers and work­ers. IS­LAM­ABAD—Am­bas­sador of Ar­gentina to Pak­istan Ivan Ivanis­se­vich on Friday said that his coun­try would like to work in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan in the sec­tor of ed­u­ca­tion, trade and cul­ture. Dur­ing a meet­ing with the min­is­ter of state for fed­eral ed­u­ca­tion Engr Muham­mad Ba­ligh ur Rah­man, the am­bas­sador also of­fered to give lec­tures in schools, col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties to share his wide ex­pe­ri­ence of ed­u­ca­tion with Pak­istani Stu­dents.

The Min­is­ter hailed the of­fer of Ivan to work with Pak­istan in ed­u­ca­tion, trade and cul­ture and wel­comed his of­fer to give talks in schools, col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties here. Min­is­ter of State wel­comed Ivan Ivanis­se­vich as he has been reap­pointed as the Am­bas­sador of Ar­gentina to Pak­istan, the sec­ond time, af­ter 8 years of his pre­vi­ous ten­ure.

Ivan said that there are cer­tain prob­lems faced by Ar­gentina in the realm of ed­u­ca­tion and there is no harm in dis­cussing them, be­cause hon­esty al­ways leads you to the bet­ter des­ti­na­tions. Lit­er­acy rate and qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion, he said, was way bet­ter in Ar­gentina back in 60’s, but now the lit­er­acy rate has gone down to 85% from 99%, which is a big con- cern for us.

More­over he said that “we have cer­tain so­cio-eco­nomic prob­lems as well in our coun­try due to which our ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem has been af­fected”. The am­bas­sador told the min­is­ter that as an aca­demi­cian he has al­ready taught In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions in Quaid e Azam Univer­sity in his pre­vi­ous ten­ure.

He said that peo­ple here, know very lit­tle about Latin Amer­ica and it would be a great op­por­tu­nity for them to learn from your broad ex­pe­ri­ence to know about this re­gion of the world. He also asked the am­bas­sador to pur­sue the ac­cords signed be­tween the two coun­tries in or­der to have bet­ter ex­change pro­grams. “We should have ex­change pro­grams of stu­dents and teach­ers, col­lab­o­ra­tion in re­search and schol­ar­ships for the stu­dents in both the coun­tries, “said the Min­is­ter.

There are cer­tain prob­lems in our ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem, but things are get­ting im­proved now, as you have men­tioned al­ready that so­cio- eco­nomic fac­tors do af­fect the sys­tem of ed­u­ca­tion of any coun­try, stated the Min­is­ter. He also told the Am­bas­sador about the cur­rent sce­nario of ed­u­ca­tion in Pak­istan. In the end, Min­is­ter of State pre­sented the to­ken of ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the Am­bas­sador of Ar­gentina.

May 28

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