Hyderabad: All social issues of the society including poverty shall be tackled through inter-disciplinary approach. Our collective research output is minimal, we need to improve it.
This was suggested by noted economist Prof. Amirullah Khan while delivering the keynote in the inaugural of National Seminar “Teaching of Social Sciences in Urdu” at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) on Thursday.
The Centre for Professional Development of Urdu Medium Teachers, MANUU is organizing the two day activity. Prof. Ayub Khan, Vice-Chancellor I/c presided over.
Prof. Amirullah asked the teachers and students of social sciences to take into account the issues related to social policy, reasons of communal discord, citizenship, economy, unemployment, internal migration, poverty and violence against women to make the approach towards the subject realistic and contemporary.
He also highlighted the importance of education in mother tongue by elaborating that 97% of children join schools at primary level but by 5th – 6th standard 70% of them dropped out for the reason that they are unable to follow the subject. Ignorance of language is the primary reason for this drop outs, he added.
Prof. Ayub Khan, in his presidential remarks asked the social scientist to deal the issues with proper logic, reasoning and come out with the solution by using the available data. A good teacher understands the learning level of the students, he remarked. Inter disciplinary approach is the need of the hour, he said.
Earlier, Prof. S M Rahmatullah, Registrar I/c addressed the inaugural as the Chief Guest and gave equal importance to subjectivity & objectivity in teaching the Social Sciences. The aim of the seminar is to make the Social Sciences more accessible in Urdu, he said.
Prof. Mohammed Abdul Sami Siddiqui, Director, Centre in his welcome address spoke about the aims & objectives of the seminar. Dr. K. M. Ziyauddin, Coordinator, Seminar conducted the proceedings and proposed vote of thanks. (INN)