HEC committed to introduce ‘smart classroom’ in Pakistan soon
KARACHI: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is committed to provide all sorts of technology, said the Chairman of the HEC, Prof. Dr Mukhtar Ahmed on Saturday.
He stated this while speaking on video link from the HEC Secretariat in Islamabad at the opening ceremony of a conference held here under the auspices of Karachi University's Computer Science Department and Karachi centre of Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Pakistan (IEEEP).
Dr Mukhtar said that in near future there would be `smart classrooms' and that online information would be made available and that robots would also be utilized.
He said that we have always urged different professors to deliver lectures all around the country to different institutions since the concept of video link has occurred as a blessing enabling the feeling of proximity in the masses.
We need to get all sorts of technology to the local Pakistani people' he said while telling that the government too is playing its part in supporting science and technology.
Prof. Dr. Atta Ur Rehman, former Chairman HEC, said countries invested heavily on education are reaping the fruits of education by having world's leading economies after experiencing massive growth in the industrial and scientific sectors.
He pointed out that 90 Nobel prizes have been awarded to the faculty members of only one university of UK.
Prof. Dr Ajmal Khan, Vice Chancellor University of Karachi, called for support, invest and improve all kinds of computer technology.
Vice Chancellor added that in today's world we cannot imagine our life without computers; contemporary age is of computers and robots who will replace human workforce and labor in the near future.
Rapid developments in the computing and information technology sector is dramatically boosting up the growth of industrial activities, which demands a high intake of competitive researchers, scientists and professional belonging to the computer science field, added the vice chancellor.
Strong nations build their own pathways and struggle to achieve their goals no matter how difficult the circumstances are. A complete paradigm shift in our attitude towards achieving our goal of excellence in the field of science and technology is the dire need of today, he added.
Earlier, Chairman computer science department KU Dr. M. Sadiq Khan, Congress secretary, Chair IEEE Computer society Karachi Section delivered welcome remarks. (APP)