Federal Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira Visits Second Working Day of Global Youth Leadership Conference at UOG
Gujrat: I have been extremely delighted to visit this workshop and find our youth involved in learning leadershipsskills which are infact life skills bolstered up by communication skills. Our youth is our real asset. They are our future. They are in interaction with 17 trainers, who have come across from around the globe. Interaction with other cultures, other civilizations is extremely useful. I thank and congratulate Prof Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin Vice Chancellor, of this university who is introducing a new paradigm of learning; learning beyond the classroom. I own this university as my own University. I am always at your service and it will be a pleasure for me to serve this university in any way I can. I also appreciate the guest trainer leaders from UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) and from California University US, withtheir global youth leadership GYL team from around the world. These views were expressed by QamarZamanKaira Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting. He was addressing Global Youth Leadership Conference at the University of Gujrat on its second working day.
The conference has been arranged by UOG in collaboration with UCLAN, GYL and the Higher Education Commission HEC. Dr. Prof Mohammad Nizamuddin Vice Chancellor UOG chaired the session whereas Registrar UOG Mr. AkramBhatti, Dr. J. Thompson from California University U.S and Dr. Melling UCLAN- UK, graced the stage along with the Chief Guest. Dr. Nizamuddin VC in his address thanked QamarZamanKaira for his active participation in the development works of the UOG. He announced that construction work on a 1 billion project a ‘Conference Centre’ accommodating 1800 students shall start in July. He also announced that with the help of the Punjab Government we are initiating an Endowment Fund of Rs. 60 million which shall further boost up resources for curricular and co-curricular activities. We are leaving no stone unturned in procuring resources for establishing Arfa Kareem Computer Center at the University. He appreciated the services of UCLAN &GYL and HEC in contributing their lot for development of skillsamong our youth.
Earlier DrMelling in her speech spelled out the rationale of her program. She is the cofounder of GYL. She was employing the “Pedagogy of the oppressed” by Paulo Frere as her source book for developing strategies for developing true life serving skills and liberating the minds of her students. She was using heuristic techniques i.e. learning by doing. Group leaders of students expressed delight in learning many new skills. Ghania Bilal said that she has learned to think out of the box, and to manage complex life situations.Mahjabeen Malik was happy with the methodology of teaching which was play way and situational learning.