Eminent educationists while addressing the opening session of the two-day National Conference on Research in Education (NCORE) on the theme of ‘Role of Universities in National Development and Stability’ organized by Punjab University (PU) Institute of Education and Research (IER), have said that the training is a must for the development in any field but unfortunately this is lacking in our universities.

On this occasion, former PU VC Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Director IER Prof Dr Rafaqat Ali Akbar, Dean Faculty of Business, Economics and Administrative Sciences Prof Dr Mumtaz Anwar Chaudhry, Dean Faculty of Commerce Prof Dr Zulfiqar Ahmed, Conference Secretary Prof Dr Muhammad Shahid Farooq, academicians from Pakistani varsities, faculty members, researchers and students were present.

In their address, the speakers highlighted research in education and said that the public sector universities were moving towards the promotion of higher education and research. They said that private universities were doing business worth billions of rupees in this regard. They said that a lot of work was being done in various fields of research in Punjab University which would help in socio-economic development. The participants said that for the development and stability of the country, students should play an active role. The closing ceremony of the two-day conference will be held on Wednesday.

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