Learn and interact: Two-day education expo begins in Gilgit

Over 80 stalls set up by students of government and private schools. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Over 80 stalls set up by students of government and private schools. PHOTO: EXPRESS

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE, GILGIT, 27th SEPTEMBER 2013: A two-day education expo kicked off in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) on Thursday, providing students and teachers a rare opportunity to learn and interact.

More than 110 schools participated in the expo held at Women Degree College Gilgit, and set up stalls depicting student art work. A speech and quiz competition, book fair along with comedy skits were also part of the event which was organised by the Association for Academic Quality (AFAQ).

“The idea behind this event was to provide students, parents and teachers an opportunity to interact and learn from each other,” said Basharat Hussain, AFAQ’s regional head. Some teachers and students were also given awards for their contribution to education.

The venue remained crowded throughout the day as parents, teachers, students and other residents of the area swarmed the 80 plus stalls set up by students from both private and government schools.

Education officials and lawmakers also visited and lauded the efforts of the event’s organisers. Hussain praised the participating schools, adding the turnout and response was greater than his expectations.

Air Foundation School teacher Shakila Anwar boasted about the efforts of her students’ paintings up on display. “We worked hard to make these items,” she said.

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