ZHOB (By Rafiullah Mandokhail/ENN) The first of its kind, an educational seminar on career counseling for female students, reserved seats for Balochistan in different universities, obtaining scholarships and admission process, held at Government Girls’ Degree College here. The seminar was organized by ‘Connect the Disconnected’ aimed at imparting the students market-oriented skills to cope with career-related challenges.
Professors, lecturers, teachers and students from Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Government Girls’ Degree College and different girls’ schools attended the event. Medical Superintendent DHQ Teaching Hospital Dr. Nadira Arif was the chief guest on the occasion.
In charge Imperial Library Ilyas Khan, Department of Clinical Psychology at Punjab University student and Information Secretary ‘Connect the Disconnected’ Ikramullah, BS student Jahangir Khan and Hazrat Shah presented their lectures on career counseling, reserved seats, scholarships and admission process at various educational institutions across the country.
“Public libraries have been set up in Zhob and other parts of Balochistan including Killa Abdullah, Jangal Pir Ali Zai, Musakhail, Killa Saifullah, Muslim Bagh and Harnai districts”, adding the Imperial Library in Zhob has seven and a half thousand books and a women library was also being set up in collaboration with ‘Connect the Disconnected’ and WAAK Movement in the city. They vowed.
HOD Computer Science BUITEMS Professor Maheen Zahid spoke on the occasion and gave information to the students regarding career choice according to their skills and abilities.
HOD Education and Social Sciences Fida-ur-Rehman Marwat said that personal interest, ability and resources are required to choose any field. If not the dreams of students will always remain relinquished.
“Students should not pay attention to the general impression in the society regarding different fields and disciplines because it is up to the students to decide about their future,” he emphasized.
Lecturer BUITEMS Radika Babar while addressing said that after intermediate, it is mandatory for students to choose a career. “Initially the students should identify their interest and then choose their career. Parents and teachers could play an important role in guiding youth about selecting educational fields and careers as they are the best career counselors for adopting any profession,” she said.
MS Dr. Nadira Arif said that education is the key to success but the literacy rate of women is lower than that of men; especially the rural women are deprived of getting education. In Islamic point of view, it was also obligatory for both men and women to acquire knowledge. She said that medical and education were the best filed to be chosen for the students, she added.
Toba Rehman, a BUITEMS student provided information regarding higher education and obtaining different scholarships at varsities.
“Career counseling is extremely vital to educate the youth in choosing a charming career,” she admired.
Associate Professor GGDC Fouzia Wahab said that BS programs in Botany, Political Science, Islamic Studies and other subjects are underway here at Girls Degree College.
“Students must be loyal to their profession, remain committed and focus on hard work and innovation in order to come off with flying colours,” she urged.
Senior teacher Sadia Jamal, acknowledged efforts of the organizers and ‘Connect the Disconnected’ for holding the educational seminar.