Wednesday, November 2, 2016

GCU celebrate World Statistics Day befittingly

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Statistics Society, Department of Statistics, Government College University (GCU), Lahore, celebrated the World Statistics Day in a befitting manner at the campus recently.

Shan-e-Fatima, Advisor, Statistics Society was recognized for doing a fabulous job as she and her team managed to organize a memorable event which helped in raising awareness of many achievements of official statistics premised on the core values of service, professionalism and integrity. 

The event, powered by Youth Nourishment Society (YNS), comprised of a lecture on application of statistics by an alumni of the Statistics department, Sumbal Sohail, a lecture on Continuous Improvement Cycle by Shahid Warsi, Executive Director, Association for Academic Quality (AFAQ), a picture competition and a walk promoting Better Data, Better Work. 

Sumbal Sohail, in his lecture, spoke about the matters relating to job opportunities with just basic knowledge of statistics using well known websites for project data analysis. 

Shahid Warsi, a renowned educationist and a former consultant of the World Bank Education Project, enlightened the audience by sharing his experiences which were inspirational for the students as well as the teachers. He threw light on the significance of Continuous Improvement Cycle using statistical data analysis.

Shahid Warsi, who was also the chief guest in the ceremony, highly appreciated the efforts of the GCU Statistics Society for arranging such fruitful function, making particular mention of Shan-e-Fatima, Advisor, Statistics Society, and Dr Jaffer Hussain, Head of the GCU Statistics department. 

The large participation in the picture competition was also praised and the winners were presented prizes. The picture on women violence grabbed the top prize while forceful marriages and male dominating society got second prized and acid attacks on women claimed third prize. 

Upon the conclusion of the session in the Fazl-e Husain Hall, the focus shifted to an awareness walk to the department of statistics. 

The Statistics Society of the GCU, whose mission is to flourish the managerial skills of students, has been functioning as one of the prestigious departmental societies for the last many years. It has organized several events including lectures, seminars, symposiums, workshops and sports gala to unfold talents of the students.

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