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Workshop on “Women in Leadership” at FJWU

RAWALPINDI: A workshop on “Women in Leadership and Management in Higher Education” was held at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in collaboration with National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) here on Sunday.

Dr. Maryam Rab, Registrar of FJWU introduced the audience about workshop and explained its aims and objectives.

She said that this workshop is organized to develop highly trained and skilled women in academic institutions.

In her welcome address Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Khan, Vice Chancellor FJWU said in the changing global environment though women are competing in every field yet they are not able to impact the policy changes in public and private sectors. Glass ceiling affect still exists and very few women walk in the corridors of power.

Guest of honour, Eng. Mohammad Asghar, Rector National University of Science and Technology said that in the present scenario of Pakistan, females are competing in every field as compare to males.

In education sector, enrollment of females in higher education institutions is becoming higher day by day. Ms. Dorothy Garland, Secretary General of ACU said that the more we share ideas the more we foresee the problems that others have faced on their road to develop higher education.

Gender equity is a very important agenda of ACU. Graduate employ ability is a topic of global discussion.

Universities have to develop up to date curriculam and intern opportunity in order to produce employable graduates. “Women as an agent of change is the theme of ACU in 2011,” she added.

Chief guest, Begum Shehnaz Wazir Ali, Special Adviser to Prime Minister on Social Sector, said that this workshop and Women Leadership and management is all about pooling the resources together with collaboration of the participants.

Women are entering the fields which were not considered their domain. The environment is right to have this workshop because women are everywhere now. Traditional roles of women are changing.

She said a silent revolution is taking place working women are the new agent of change. In the end university souvenirs were presented to the worthy guests.Terming Shaheed Benazir Bhutto a champion of women rights, Shahnaz Wazir Ali said that she played a key role for educating the women.

Benazir Bhutto wanted to educate the women because education of a women means to educate the whole society.

She said that Pakistan People Party (PPP) is committed for the promotion of education particularly education of women.

Shahnaz Wazir Ali said that the doors were not closed for women. Certainly, women have earned a good name in every walks of life, no doubt, they are doing their best for the development and prosperity of the nation.

She admired that Fatima Jinnah Women University and National University of Science and Technology (NUST) have been producing well educated class to meet the present challenges hoping that this workshop will prove a milestone and result oriented.
Source: The News