HYDERABAD: Dr M A Kazi Institute of Chemistry in collaboration with Office of the Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) and Higher Education Commission, Islamabad (HEC) organized a 5-Day Workshop on “Teaching Skills in Chemistry/ Chemical Sciences”.

Prof Dr Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sindh, who inaugurated the event, said that education, training and skills were weapons which only a teacher possessed.

He said that the refresher workshop honed the technical and intellectual skills of the teachers; and better prepared them to maximize their teaching practice. Dr Kalhoro observed that from then onwards all workshops and others such events would be organized from the platform of ORIC as per fresh HEC guidelines. He suggested that the resource persons facilitating the workshop sessions would better provide participants with the handy notes, so that the participants may refer back to them when required.

Dr Shahabuddin Memon, Director, National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry said that the fundamental aim behind organizing the event was to sharpen the skills of the in-service teachers and also to bring them fresh insights into their field of studies.

Prof Dr Ghulam Qadir Khaskheli said that Chemistry was a mother science and the rest of the sciences were its offshoots.

He claimed that a number of graduates of University of Sindh were serving the chemistry industry at national and international levels which was the proof of quality education being imparted at University of Sindh.

Dr Abdul Jabbar Laghari, Coordinator of the Workshop, said that more than 30 active teachers and scholars from across various disciplines in the field of chemistry and other relevant sciences were attending the workshop.