3rd Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium Explores Design and Implementation of Entrepreneurship Education in Pakistan
UCP Business School held the 3rd Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium, “Design, Implementation & Assessment of Entrepreneurship Education in Pakistan.” It brought 18 public and private university educators to foster a collaborative environment to learn, exchange ideas, and share experiences.
Dr. Irfan Siddique moderated two panel sessions with the support of Ms. Madiha Hamid, followed by interactive open forums. The sessions focused on critical topics such as curriculum development, experiential learning, and emerging trends in entrepreneurship education.
Esteemed panelists, including Dr. Shahid Qureshi (Rector, GIFT University), Dr. Sara Khawar (Dean ITU), Dr. Rizwana Bashir (Associate Dean, LGU), Dr. Shehryar Shahid (Associate Professor, LUMS), Dr. Uzair Ahsan (Assistant Professor, GCU), and Dr. Amina Rizwan (Assistant Professor, UCP), shared their expertise and experiences, emphasizing the importance of cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and imparting practical skills for successful business ventures.
Designing and implementing entrepreneurship courses at various educational levels were also discussed. The participants agreed that incorporating real-life case studies, guest lectures, and mentorship opportunities was crucial in creating an engaging and effective entrepreneurship curriculum. In addition, experiential learning emerged as a key focus, with attendees advocating for practical approaches to assessment rather than solely relying on theoretical examinations.
During the open forums, attendees enthusiastically shared their insights, experiences, and challenges in teaching entrepreneurship. Market insights, the role of practitioners, and the need for entrepreneurial universities were among the significant points discussed.
In concluding remarks, Dr. Muhammad Athar Siddiqui, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, emphasized the world’s ever-changing nature and educators’ responsibility to improve entrepreneurship education practices continuously. He highlighted the importance of supporting students from diverse backgrounds and integrating sustainable development goals into educational practices. He urged all participants to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration, ultimately working towards a common goal of shaping the future of entrepreneurship education in Pakistan.
The 3rd Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium concluded on a positive note, with participants inspired and motivated to further enhance the quality and impact of entrepreneurship education across the country. The symposium’s success and the commitment of educators demonstrated their dedication to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and resources to succeed in the ever-evolving business landscape.