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Large turnout witnessed on concluding day of The News Education Expo

By our correspondents
June 10, 2024
In this image, Sindh Governor Kamran Khan Tessori visits a stall at The News Education Expo, organised by the Jang Media Group on June 8, 2024. — X/@KamranTessoriPk
In this image, Sindh Governor Kamran Khan Tessori visits a stall at The News Education Expo, organised by the Jang Media Group on June 8, 2024. — X/@KamranTessoriPk

A large number of youths visited the Karachi Expo Centre on Sunday to attend The News Education Expo, organised by the Jang Media Group, on its concluding day.

Many students and parents benefitted from the two-day event and sought information about admissions, academic courses, scholarships, and education opportunities abroad.

The expo opened on Saturday, offering a golden opportunity to students intending to pursue higher education within Pakistan as well as abroad to engage with representatives of local and foreign educational institutions and get knowledge about admission procedures, study courses, and scholarship opportunities.

The concluding day saw an impressive turnout of young students, parents and individuals.

"The event is greatly helpful in providing knowledge about different courses," said Amir, who accompanied his son Aqib to the expo. Amir, an A-level student, sought information about IT courses.

Mohammad Asjadullah, a first-year automotive engineering student at the NED University of Engineering & Technology, explored options for pursuing a degree in his field abroad.

"I want to go abroad to pursue further studies after completing my BS here," he told The News. He said that universities in Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia mostly offer courses in his field. "I also inquired about the procedures for transferring to a foreign university and the scholarship options available," he added.

Afshan Mushtaque, an admission counsellor at the Greenwich University's stall, said the students visiting the stalls showed great interest in new programmes like cyber security and artificial intelligence. "The students have shown a lot of interest in new courses and said these are new programmes with high market value. The courses we offer teach skills that can help earn dollars from abroad," she added.

Abdur Rehman Khan, an intermediate student, wants to pursue business studies. "Such education events should take place so students can get guidance on their careers ahead," he said. "I visited stalls of both national and international universities and collected information about the courses they offer in my field of interest."

Among notable persons who visited the event on Sunday was Sindh Governor Kamran Khan Tessori.

He lauded the organisers for holding the event and visited various stalls where he interacted with representatives of varsities.

At the stall of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, the governor witnessed demonstration of students’ project of reverse vending machine. He appreciated the knowledge-based skills of SSUET students and said he would invite them to the Governor House. Speaking on the occasion, SSUET Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali said the Education Expo was the perfect platform for students, teachers, parents and educators to come together to learn about the latest educational opportunities and jobs in Pakistan and abroad.