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LUMS 'School of Education' organises Annual Education Festival 2017

02:12 AM | 4 Mar, 2017
LUMS 'School of Education' organises Annual Education Festival 2017
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) School of Education (SOE) successfully concluded its First Annual Education Festival 2017 on March 1, 2017. The three-day event, which began on February 27, aimed to draw attention to the challenges faced by Pakistan’s education sector, whilst highlighting the sector’s important role for national success.

The Education Festival was divided into three separate themes for each day: Partnership and Engagement Programme (PEP Talks) on day one; Speed Networking on day two; and Documentary Screening on the third day. The overarching purpose was to facilitate a vibrant student interface with experts who have substantive experience within the education sector. Activities were designed to help LUMS students reflect upon the structural, cultural, and intellectual challenges to education reform in Pakistan. The event also aimed at helping LUMS students source career prospects in the multifaceted education sector.



The first day of the event showcased the PEP Talks, which provided opportunities for effective recruitment, residency, and placement of LUMS students in career roles within the education sector. Imran Sarwar, Educator and Founder at Rabtt; Master Ayub Khan, Educator and Philanthropist at Master Ayub Park School; Ben French, Portfolio Manager at Oxford Policy Management and Baela Raza Jamil, Educator and Policy Advisor at Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aghai spoke about their experiences within the education sector, the challenges they have faced along their respective journeys, and the impact their work has had.

‘Speed Networking’ was highlighted on the second day of the event. Education experts were invited as ‘mentors’ to engage with undergraduates, allowing students to gain exposure to the various challenges, perspectives, and opportunities within the education sector. Abbas Rashid, Executive Director Society for the Advancement of Education, Adeel Hashmi Actor/Writer/Director and Secretary at Faiz Foundation Trust, and Afia Mansoor, Consultant with Schuitema Pakistan, were amongst the many mentors who interacted with the student body.

The third day saw a screening of the documentary, ‘Waiting for Superman’ followed by an interactive discussion amongst attendees, moderated by Dr. Mariam Chughtai, Associate Director of SOE, to discuss the film in context to Pakistan.

Commenting on the successful conclusion of the Education Festival, Dr. Chughtai said, “LUMS always explores new ways to ensure quality education of an international calibre for the betterment of students and society as a whole. We believe that a premium education is the key to national growth and success. Education is the most powerful tool for changing the world. We are confident that the LUMS Education Festival will prove to be one major step towards positive change.”

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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