The News Education Expo ends after grand show
Lahore: The News Education Expo 11 attracting a large number of visitors on its second day concluded here on Tuesday.
Most of the students who visited the expo were also accompanied by their parents who showed a keen interest in the event and explored stalls to select institutes for their studies.
The two-day mega educational event, organised by the Jang Media Group, had started on Monday and thousands of people visited it. The halls of the PC Hotel remained jam-packed with a large number of people who were seen collecting information from stalls.
Tauseef, a visiting student, said the expo had proved more useful than his expectation as free information about academic programmes of universities was available there. He said it was a great experience to see representatives of so many universities under one roof.
A number of other visitors also lauded the efforts of the Jang Group for organizing the event just ahead of admission season.
Bilal Malik, assistant marketing manager of CFE Group of Colleges, termed the expo a right platform to directly interact with the target audience.
“The event also provided us with an opportunity to present a complete picture of CFE Group of Colleges,” he added.
Assistant Director of STEP Institute, Wajiha Daud, said that her institute had received a good response from students in the expo. She, however, said that most of the students lacked a focused approach towards their future academic plans, and added, “We did our best to guide them in this regard too.”
Cultural Affairs Officer at US Consulate, Lahore, Kathryn Kiser, who was present at the stall of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) appreciated the efforts of the organisers and termed The News Education Expo 11 a good experience. She said education in the US was really challenging academically owing to which it was a favourite destination for many international students, including those from Pakistan. She was of the view that student exchange programmes between the US and Pakistan should be promoted. She said the USEFP and the Education USA had their active presence in Pakistan and were guiding the students for their future academic plans in the US.
Sahar Sadiq, student development executive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), said her organisation was the UK-based and had presence in 168 countries, including Pakistan. She said it was good to see lots of students and most of them were accompanied by their parents which showed interest and confidence of people in the expo.
SKANS School of Accountancy’s manager marketing Mahvash Khan also said it was good to see parents discussing future academic plans of their children.
Nadeem Alvi, who introduced himself as programme coordinator of Pharmacy Department at the Hajvery University, said the students were provided with detailed information about various academic programmes offered by his university. He said free blood group, blood sugar and BMI tests of the visitors were also conducted by the Pharmacy Department of the Hajvery University in the expo.
Ejaz Rahi, education counselling manager at Falcon Education and Consultancy Services (Pvt) Ltd, also termed the expo a great success and said the visitors were given free briefing on the UK education policy and other admission-related information.
It is pertinent to mention here that the University of Lahore was platinum sponsor of the expo while gold sponsors were Aloha Mental Arithmetic, University of South Asia (USA), KIPS College, Qarshi University, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Superior Group of Colleges, Hajvery University, Global Institute, Institute of Business Management, Pakistan School of Fashion and Design, Higher Education Commission, ATS Training Institute, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), USEFP, HR Consultants, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and Radio FM 91. The news