A teacher is born naturally and not made. He must pay his services voluntarily and dedicate his efforts to the future of the society, speakers said this in a discussion held in connectivity of World Teachers’ Day celebrated at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium of the SMIU.
Eminent educationist, scholar and former vice chancellor of Sindh University, Jamshoro Mr. Mazharul Haq Siddiqui as the chief guest of the event said that teachers should be sincere with their profession and must provide services without any greed. “Institutions are capable to grow but they are not the mercy of managers,” he said. “In Sindh’s universities are strong enough to grow by themselves,” he added.
Prof. Dr. Mujeebuddin Sahrai Memon, Vice Chancellor SMIU said that: “whatever I am today and serving in this capacity is because of my teachers. He added that he was still learning. “I feel immensely proud that I am the son of a school teacher (Taj Sahrai) who is also alumnae of this great institution (SMI). I am leading an institution where my father also studied.”
He said that: “I had three choices when I completed my graduation whether to join as field job or teaching profession so I chose this great profession”.
He emphasized that a teacher deserves the only thing that is respect. Another guest among panelists Prof. KS Nagpal said the teacher would take this profession as worship. “It is a teacher who invented and transformed all the professions.
The role of the teacher in Indus civilization was like a spiritual leader and focus of a teacher in South Asia was to develop moral, ethical and psychological aspect of learners,” he said. “Teachers were known as Guru that means a person who brings students from darkness to light”.
He said the best teacher would be friend of students. Other penal speakers included Prof. Dr. Zahid Ali Channar Dean of SMIU Social Science, Prof. Dr. Jamshed Adil, SMIU Dean of Business Administration, Dr. Stephen John and Dr. Amir Umrani Director OREC of SMIU.