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Northampton University, KU likely to introduce UK qualifying law degree

August 20, 2019

Karachi:A two-member delegation from University of Northampton, United Kingdom, visited the University of Karachi on Tuesday to discuss the possibilities of collaboration in the discipline of law between the two universities.

The Vice Chancellor University of Northampton Professor Nick Petford and Dean Academic Partnerships Professor Hastings McKenzie met the KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, registrar, deans of all faculties, advisor campus security affairs, student’s advisor, deputy director finance, President Karachi University Teachers Society and faculty members of School of Law, KU, at the Vice Chancellor Secretariat.

The Vice Chancellor Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Justice Zia Perwez, and the coordinator Sindh Inter-University Consortium Moshahid Zuberi also attended the meeting. The visitors briefed the KU administration and faculty members about the program offered by the Northampton University and their services in the discipline of law.

The VC Northampton University Professor Nick Petford expressed that the British University is willing to be a partner with Pakistani universities for advancement of studies and promotion of law.

He said that University of Northampton has designed program to offer full range of knowledge to students and that is why students of many continents are part of law studies offered by the Northampton University.

The curriculum has been designed to facilitate students, who did not come to UK and completed their degree in the motherland countries, at very reasonable tuition fees, he said and added that the University of Northampton will be working in partnership with the KU to deliver the degrees by franchise arrangement.

Meanwhile, the Dean, Academic Partnerships, University of Northampton, Professor Hastings McKenzie, shared that main purpose of the visit was to discuss the possibility of collaboration with the Karachi University and University of Northampton is expecting that it would get final nod in coming days.

He said that the University of Northampton is not offering long distance learning program but working on to promote solid meaning of law degree in different parts of the world. “The collaboration with the two institutions will benefit the Pakistani students. The University of Northampton will provide quality law education.”

The visitors shared that there would be an option that students after completing their initial studies at the campus would go to UK to complete the remaining part of their degree program. They also expressed that degree would be acceptable both in Pakistan and England.

Moshahid Zuberi informed the participants of the meeting that in 2016 initiative was taken to explore possibilities of working with UK-based higher educational institutes in Sindh. He mentioned that Szabul and Ziauddian University has already made the first move and hoped that Karachi University would be the next to follow.

The KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi said that the offer would benefit the students as well as the faculty of School of Law and expressed hope that the University of Karachi would avail this opportunity to facilitate its students.

Earlier, a faculty member through a presentation shared history and background of the School of Law and program offered at the faculty. Another presentation was shown to the visitors to briefed them about past and present of the Karachi University whereas the deans briefly shed lights on the programs offered in their respective disciplines.

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