Dr. Umar Saif Just Shared Some Controversial Advice For Students And Pakistanis Are NOT Happy

By Fareeha Akhtar | 21 Sep, 2018

Dr. Umar Saif is an alumnus of Aitchison College, LUMS, and Cambridge University. More importantly, he is the Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board and the Vice-Chancellor of the Information Technology University in Lahore.

Source: Daily Pakistan

With his impressive background, his worth to this country is undeniable and people love him for his contribution to the IT sector.

However, Dr. Umar Saif recently tweeted this…

The statement didn’t well with a lot of people who made valid arguments to the contrary. In fact, people thought the tweet came from a place of privilege and called him out on it.

They believed the tweet didn’t have much substance.

People made the argument that it shouldn’t matter where you’re from. Your skill set should matter.

Some rightly pointed out that getting in to LUMS or Harvard was more about finances rather than grades.

Most believe that its the circumstances of our birth rather than our learning abilities that determine the institutions we attend.

In fact, the financial aspect irked many people.

Pakistan’s education system was put to blame.

It was pointed out that many famous and accomplished people were dropouts, or studied at low-ranking institutions.

Dr. Saif’s words were defended by some people too!

Some people believed people were misunderstanding his tweet.

When it comes to education, we really do need to question whether university names matter more than actual talent and skill. What do you think about this tweet by Dr. Umar Saif? Do you agree or disagree? Tell us in the comments!

 

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