The University of Karachi (KU), in collaboration with George Mason University (GMU) USA, organized a two-day national sustainable curriculum development meeting on November 23-24, 2022, Wednesday and Thursday.

The vice chancellors of various universities attended the national meet under the project ‘expanding career opportunities for young students through sustainable curriculum design’.

The United States Government and the United States Education Foundation of Pakistan (USEFP) were also part of this project. The VCs of different varsities met the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi at the VC Secretariat on Wednesday after that open discussion on challenges and opportunities in committing to a sustainable curriculum would take place at the KU HEJ Auditorium.

The participating universities were Jinnah University for Women (JUW) Karachi,  Bahria University Karachi Campus (BUKC), Karakoram International University (KIU), Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari (BBSUL) Karachi, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro, The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Rawalpindi, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology (AUST), Women University Mardan (WUM), University of Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJKU) Muzaffarabad, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS) Balochistan, University of Baluchistan (UoB) Quetta, COMSATS Lahore Campus, Government College Women University Sialkot (GCWUS).

Dr Arshad Arain from Higher Education Commission (HEC) will give an overview of the expectation of HEC in Pakistan and higher education institutions sentiments. Shahram Niazi from USEFP, Nishit Sahay and Dr Jamed Witte of GMU USA, Prof Dr Atta Ur Rehman, KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi, and others addressed on the first day of the event whereas Dr Jam Imtiaz, Ali Sardar Jafri from Sustainable Development Goals Secretariat, industry’s representatives and others discussed various aspects of SDG on Thursday.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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