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Sindh University Dr. Nazir A.Mughal Organized A Seminar

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Jamshoro:The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Prof.Dr. Nazir A.Mughal has urged upon the faculty to select the topics for their research which are related to the problems facing by the society today and recommend the solution of the same problems in their research.
He was presiding over final Ph.D seminar on “Social Assessment of Female Education and its impact on poverty Alleviation in Sindh” by research scholar Assistant Professor Ms. Ghazala Panhwar of the department of Sociology University of Sindh here on Wednesday. The scholar has done her Ph.D research work under the supervision of Dr. Parveez Ahmed Pathan and under co-supervision Dr. Khalida Jamali.
The final Ph.D seminar was attended by Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani and scholars and students from various teaching departments as well as people from different walks of life.
The Vice Chancellor while appreciating research work of the scholar said that throughout the world today apart from teaching and awarding of degrees by the Universities, the importance has been given to community development in the higher educational institutes.
The Vice Chancellor said that it is essential that the scholars should carry research on those topics which are important and help in reduction of the problems particularly socio economic, unemployment , poverty face by the society. He said that research methodology in writing thesis is also important aspect which would provide guidance to the future scholars.
The Vice Chancellor said that social sciences and Art and humanities subjects are most important in society development and added that civilization is not consisting on only disciplines of sciences but it is equally consisting of Art and social sciences subjects.
He said that in the past social sciences disciplines has been ignored and the social sciences is important to resolve the problems of the society.
The Vice Chancellor announced that in all disciplines taught in the University 3 credit hours course work on social issues will be included in syllabus. He congratulated scholar for her excellent research work on the most important topic.
Ms. Ghazala Panhwar while defending her Ph.D seminar on her research on Social Assessment of Female Education AND Its Impact on Poverty Alleviation said that objectives of her research were to assess state of female education in Sindh generally and district Badin, Larkana and Benazirabad particularly to undertake formal survey regarding perception about female education and correlate it with household income pattern. She said that she through her research has explored socio economic causes that underline female education in Sindh and added that education is considered as the most immediate solution of addressing unemployment, reducing poverty.
She said that in order to deal with poverty meaningfully women need to be empowered for equitable access and this requires removal of the social and economic constraints.
She said that primary goal of her research is to find out relationship between female education and poverty alleviation based on primary and secondary data.
She said that female education is associated with economic opportunity, democracy, material wellbeing, power and rights. She said that literacy rate in Pakistan is 55% and literacy rate in male is 67% and female is 42 percentage and added that overall education system is facilitating 57.38% male students as compared to 42.62% female students.
The scholar pointed-out that in Sindh there are 25906 schools among them for Boys 18454 ( 71 Percentage)and for girls 7452 ( 29%), while for the secondary education schools there are 3365 schools among them 2069( 62%) for boys and 1296 ( 38%) for girls. She further pointed out that there are 239 colleges out of them 143 (60%) for boys and 96( 40%) for the girls.
In her findings she said that study confirms the close relationship between female education and state of poverty rate and poor state of female education in the study area and poor enrolment with high dropout ratio among female students.
She recommended that stress should be given on technical, managerial, agricultural extension and marketing area for women agriculture, fisheries, industry and business, arts and crafts to increase income generating opportunities.
She further recommended strengthening of local transport system especially for girls, school development plans at village and district level and additional incentives such as targeted subsidies or loans for secondary education may be more effectives.
She recommended to improve the quality of education and equal opportunities for women and men in terms of access in order to ensure that women of all ages can acquire the knowledge. She has recommended professional school counseling and career education programs to encourage girls to pursue academic and technical curricula in order to widen their future career opportunities.
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