Top position holder Pakistani students visit the High Commission
London: A group of thirty top position holder students of Graduation level from all over Pakistan were hosted to a reception at Pakistan High Commission London. The group comprised high achievers, several of them were world record holders in various academic subjects at O Level and A Level.
Welcoming the students, H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, congratulated them on their academic achievements. He praised the students’ aspiration to serve Pakistan in diverse fields. The High Commissioner hoped that their interaction with a host of public and private institutions in the UK would be rewarding.
The High Commissioner appreciated the vision of Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for sending the students to visit foreign educational institutions and get deeper understanding of diverse cultures. He urged the students to make the most of this opportunity to enrich their learning experience, especially in the age of the Internet which has transcended the geographical barriers.
The Deputy High Commissioner and the Minister Political also briefed the students about the opportunities offered by the British Chevening scholarships and the Commonwealth scholarships.
The Government of Punjab has undertaken this initiative to familiarize the bright and promising students from all over Pakistan, with the leading educational institutions of European countries. The objective is to encourage them to pursue education at the world’s leading academic institutions. The visit will also introduce the youth of Pakistan to the cutting edge technologies and academic practices in the Western World.
The group, during their three-week stay in the UK will be visiting prestigious academic institutions in the UK including Oxford University, Cambridge University, London School of Economics, Strathclyde University and Glasgow University among others, where they will get exposure to contemporary teaching methods in the UK. The students also visited the British Parliament and have plans to visit some leading media houses in the UK.
After the UK, the group will be visiting universities in Germany and Sweden. The students are accompanied by Dr. Tahira Sikander, Prinicipal, Government Girls College Lahore and Mr Shahid Iqbal, Additional Secretary, Chief Minister’s Secretariat Punjab.
The High Commissioner gave away mementos to the students at the end. The students also interacted with officers of the High Commission and representatives of the media.