The objectives of conference were to advance research, disseminate in-depth knowledge, investigate fresh opportunities, and talk about difficulties in the field of education.
An international conference titled “Global Academia in Emergencies and the New Normal” was held in Islamabad(ISB) at the Federal College of Education (FCE) over the course of two days.
The Pakistan Science Foundation, Sightsavers, the National Skills University, UNESCO, and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training all worked together to organise the conference.
Mr. Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani, the chief secretary of Gilgit Baltistan, and Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, the vice chancellor of the National Skills University, formally opened the conference. Academicians, researchers, and professionals from both domestic and international institutions attended the conference.
The objectives of conference, Global Academia in Emergencies and the New Normal, were to advance research, disseminate in-depth knowledge, investigate fresh opportunities, and talk about difficulties in the field of education. It specifically addressed the most recent findings, patterns, innovations, and difficulties in curriculum development, teacher preparation, and assessment following the COVID pandemic.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar stated during the closing ceremony that COVID-19 has increased the potential for integrating IT into education. He emphasised the steps taken to address the difficulties presented by the new normal.
The closing ceremony was attended by Prof. Muhammad Rafique Tahir, Ms. Zeb Jaffar, Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Rafiullah Kakar, Member of Pakistan’s Planning Commission, and Abdullah Rasheed Ahmad, State Minister for Education of the Maldives.
The Director of FCE, Prof. Dr. Samia Rehman Dogar, thanked the distinguished visitors, academicians, and researchers for their contributions to the conference.
The challenges posed by pandemics, natural disasters, and other emergency situations have forced the international academic community to adapt. Natural catastrophes like hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires have the potential to disrupt education by destroying infrastructure and displacing large numbers of students and teachers.
It can be challenging for schools and universities to resume regular operations in these circumstances because emergency response efforts are frequently concentrated on meeting immediate needs, such as shelter, food, and medical attention.