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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Book Launch, "Education, Inequalities, and Freedom"


Book Launch of Education, Inequalities, and Freedom by Dr Siddiqui Siddiqui

Critical Thinking Forum of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) organized book launching ceremony of book titled “ Education, Inequalities and Freedom: A Sociopolitical Critique by Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, an eminent educationist and Linguist in collaboration with Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue (IRD) at Allama Iqbal Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus of the University. Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad, Acting President IIUI presided over the ceremony while Dr. Noor Amna Malik, Learning Innovation Project Director, HEC was chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir, Vice Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Dr. Afshan Huma, University of Michigan, U.S.A, and Dr. Munazza Yaqoob, Incharge Dept. of English, IIUI expressed their views about the book on this occasion. Faculty members and a large number of male and female students attended the ceremony. Dr. Samina Qadir while reviewing the book was on the view that the said book focused on the teachers training and answered several questions related to education and education system of our country. She hoped that this book shall add to the knowledge of readers and will help them not only to identify the problems of our education system but also to find out the ways to resolve those problems.
Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad said that Dr. Shahid Siddiqui has excellently illustrated our education system in this book and figured unmatchable analysis with profound strengths. He said that the purpose of education should be to empower the peoples to establish strong living society and I am happy to say that Dr. Siddiqui has effectively work on this phenomenon in the form of a book. Dr. Mumtaz was of the view that our country should have integrated education system to equalize the education opportunities for all the classes of the society.
Dr. Noor Amna Malik said that the book talks about issues and realities of our education system. She viewed that the book had excellently focused on teachers to deliver more effectively towards the quality education which is essential for development of any society.
Source:   Protocol and Public Relation Department (P&PR), IIUI. Email: iiuipublicrelations@iiu.edu.pk