From many years, ‘The News Education Expo’ has emerged as one of the biggest education shows in Pakistan bringing together big national and international educational institutions at one platform. This year too, the mega event of the Jang Group started at the Pak-China Friendship Centre at Islamabad on 27th May, 2015 to provide multiple forums for students.
The Expo provided potential students a forum from where they can explore academic opportunities in Pakistan and abroad as well for better future. The News Education Expo was held in collaboration with British Council (BC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC). Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, inaugurated the Expo on the first day of event. He said that:
[pull_quote_center]“It is a very good step and a noble service by the Jang Group that helps the students to explore their choices nationally and internationally under one roof. It brings harmony among all educational institutes. The Jang Group has become a bridge between the educational providers and educational seekers.”[/pull_quote_center]
Jang Group Managing Director Sarmad Ali, while talking to ‘The News,’ said:
[pull_quote_center]“It is our 8th education expo in a row and it is remarkable in many ways. Many visiting parents are aware of the fact that they cannot just focus on conventional institutes and want to know what the market has in store for them in terms of the market-driven academic institutions.”[/pull_quote_center]
The visitors, including parents, were seen having discussions with representatives of schools, colleges, universities and other education-related organizations, in particular education consultants and career counselors. There were many students who had opted to work as volunteers to facilitate students in getting information.
[pull_quote_center]“The expo proved quite a rewarding experience for me. The academic institutions should offer more scholarships to facilitate students.”[/pull_quote_center]
Said a NUML student, Bilal Chaudhry.
Another student, Abdul Rafey, from Arid Agriculture University, said “The expo is a very good initiative to bring a large number of universities under one roof so that we can chose whatever is best for us without visiting them one by one.”
Another student, Shazaib, studying in a federal government college, said that he wanted to ask questions about a particular university.
[pull_quote_center]“It is good to see its counsellors sitting at a stall. I can now get a better picture and ask questions that have remained unanswered otherwise.”[/pull_quote_center]
Female students from Fatima Jinnah Women University were also excited about Expo. They said that being BS Computer Sciences students, we explored many good intuitions for our MS degree. Such events must be organized for students.
The News Education Expo 2015 became an instant hit in capital and ended today. After successful results in Karachi, Peshawar and Islamabad, now it will be arranged for Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan as well.