BAHAWALPUR - Islamia University Bahawalpur Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Mukhtar has said that the universities must develop interaction and collaboration with schools and colleges situated in their jurisdiction to bridge gap between these institutions in terms of quality. He was addressing the participants of concluding ceremony of month-long training workshop for English language teachers organised by the English Department in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission. He said that the objective of the workshop was to give awareness to English language teachers of schools and colleges with latest teaching methodology to enhance standard of teaching and research. He further added that population of Pakistan comprises of the youth mostly, their progress and academic development is a guarantor of a bright future. He also hoped that the participants of the training workshop would create academic links and interaction among the secondary, higher secondary and higher education institutions with the better guidance and teaching of their students. HEC English Language Teaching Reform Phase-II Director Syed Musa Hassan highlighted the efforts of the HEC towards facilitating English language teachers of colleges and schools to increase the quality of teaching English language in order to improve the standard of education. The VV felicitated Dean Faculty of Arts Dr Najeeb Jamal and Chairperson English Department Dr Mamuna Ghani for conducting a very useful workshop.