Third Exposure Visit of Hazrat-e-Bilal High School, Ghousabad, Quetta To BUITEMS

The International Center for Refugee and Migration Studies (ICRMS) organized the third exposure visit for Hazrat-e-Bilal High School, to BUITEMS on May 24, 2024. The session commenced with a recitation of holy verses from the Quran and opening remarks by Mr. Waseem ur rehman, Intern at ICRMS. He briefed the students about the aims and objectives of the exposure visit and the career counseling program tailored for refugee students in grades 9 through 12. He emphasized the significance of this visit in helping students identify their career paths, select suitable subjects and departments, and explore higher education opportunities, particularly at BUITEMS and other universities in Balochistan.

Following the opening remarks, video presentations of BUITEMS were screened for the students. Mr. Salar khan, Deputy Director of Admissions at BUITEMS, delivered a comprehensive presentation on the university’s admission policies, procedures, and available financial aid and scholarship opportunities for Afghan refugees and nationals. Subsequently, an ICRMS video presentation was shown, and Mr. Waseem provided an in-depth overview of ICRMS’s work since 2017, highlighting available opportunities for students and potential career pathways. This was followed by a question-and-answer session, during which the refugee students’ experiences at BUITEMS and higher education in Pakistan were shared, discussing their enrollment process, utilization of scholarship opportunities, and their ongoing community development project in Quetta. At the end of the session, Ms. Hifsa Ghafoor, Project Manager ICRMS presented a shield to the school principal.

Afterwards, the students were taken on an exposure visit to BUITEMS university, where they had the opportunity to explore various facilities including labs, libraries, gym, and academic departments. The visit concluded with the distribution of certificates among the students, followed by refreshments to mark the end of the exposure visit.

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