In his inaugural address at the Deans and Directors Conference on Building Bridges and Fostering Collaborations in Business Education' in Pakistan 2015, at the IBA City Campus, Director IBA Dr Ishrat Hussain said education and skilled human resources were the real asset of a nation and to increase it there was an urgent need to upgrade the education system in Pakistan. Dr Ishrat Hussain urged necessary changes in business education in the country to meet international standards and to make it more relevant to the demands of modern industries and enterprises.
The event was organized jointly by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC). It was also attended by Chairman HEC Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman NBEAC Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad and IBA Director Dr Ishrat Hussain.
Chairman HEC said the theme of this conference, Emerging Challenges of Business Schools in Pakistan-2015, was a fine example of entrepreneurial thrust and a significant step towards transformation of business and management education. He appreciated Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad Chairman NBEAC, his team, the HEC and sponsors for arranging the timely conference to facilitate this dialogue by bringing together a unique mixture of deans, academics, entrepreneurs and policy makers.
Earlier,Chairman NBEAC Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad presented a shield to the HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed and IBA Director Dr Ishrat Hussain.