Universities Needs To Tackle Intolerance Correctly

Intolerance, Experts at a virtual conference on ensuring peaceful and tolerant campuses in Pakistan suggested adopting a top-down approach instead of only focusing on students.

Universities Needs To Tackle Intolerance Correctly

Intolerance, The speakers pointed out that intolerance was tackled incorrectly, especially in Pakistan, and said that the university management and faculties should themselves display tolerance to reinforce positive behaviour among students.

interesting reading:  Persona 6, New Game Plus Expo date, time for Sega and Atlus reveal

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) organised the conference—how can we ensure peaceful and tolerant campuses across Pakistan—in collaboration with the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) and with support from the European Union Delegation to Pakistan under its project Advocacy and Legal Aid for Religious Minorities (ALARM).

Dr. Zulfiqar Gillani, a policy advisor at the Higher Education Commission (HEC), said that tolerance and intolerance were practices always in a continuum, and such behaviours existed in every human. However, to tackle the situation, it was crucial to analyze multiple factors that allowed intolerance to persist.

interesting reading:  Famous for egg hunting, Malaysian battles to Save turtle

“A peaceful campus is one where the university management, faculty, and students are in constant mental synergy with each other, respect each other’s opinions, and accept them as well,” Dr. Qibla Ayaz, the head of CII, who chaired the conference, said. “Contrary to the present trend, whatever opinions people have in that premise must not be enforced on others since that result in indoctrinated minds, rather than creative, progressive minds.”

The conference had 39 participants, including ten females, including academicians, students, civil society representatives, and International donor organizations.

Ms. Anne Marchal, Chargé d’affaires a.i. European Union delegation to Pakistan said in her keynote address that the EU believed that education was the key to uniting nations and reforming societies into progressive and inclusive ones.

interesting reading:  ONEPLUS, running bunch of awesome deals, phones and accessories

Dr. Afia Zia, a leading academic and writer, highlighted another misconception often attached to student unions that they were violent or revolutionists. This had resulted in the stigmatization of student unions, and the youth of the country being disassociated from the political sphere. She thought that teachers needed to start believing in students’ intellectual capacity to reach conclusions themselves, rather than forcing conclusions on them.

This news was originally published at thenews.com.pk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Captcha loading...