LAHORE – Impartial education reporting could help resolve the issues like educational development, illiteracy etc. The role of the media could not be undermined and its use could be made more vibrant provided the government devised an appropriate mechanism of checks and balances in reporting, this was established by speakers of a seminar on ‘Education Reporting–Status and Imperatives’ organised by the Hameed Nizami Press Institute of Pakistan (HNPIP) on Tuesday.
While introducing the seminar Ali said that reality should be reported with commitment so that the society could become rich in education sector. He said that good journalists were the face of the society.
Dr Ejaz Butt said that sensationalism in journalism had given birth to ill picture of realities and while education reporting, journalists should be much careful. The investigative reporting should be encouraged in education so that underground facts could be dug out.
Raja Anwar also stressed upon fair and free reporting in education. He said that government had given much importance to the education department. The media could play an active role to build a healthy society.
Arifa Subh Khan said that lack of good education and access of people with fake degrees got to the parlimanent was a stain on politicians. She said that the sluggishness on the part of educational reporters could be declared the main reason behind their success. Moreover, the speakers jointly held the media house owners should not suppress information just to manage advertisements otherwise impartial reporting would be a distant dream.
Awareness: The students and teachers of the Government Vocational Institute, Gulberg made a study tour of the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan in connection with the Pakistan Awareness Programme of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and visited the picture gallery of the Pakistan Movement.
Meanwhile, the Ideological and Educational Mobile Units visited the Government Girls High School, Tajpura Scheme, the Rehman Model School, Razzak Colony, Tajpura Scheme, the Government Girls Elementary School, Rachna Town, Tehsil Ferozewala, Sheikhupura, the Government Boys Primary School, Rachna Town, Tehsil Ferozewala, Sheikhupura, the Government Boys School, Mureedwal, Thokar Niaz Baig and the Government Girls School, Mureedwal, Thokar Niaz Baig to deliver a lecture on the Two-nation Theory.
The total number of the students and teachers benefiting from the lectures at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan and the above-cited educational institutions was 771.