Quality education has been the pinpoint of discussion for intellectuals, thinkers, and educationists since the creation of Pakistan. The importance of education in the present century in which knowledge has replaced wealth, information has controlled weapons, and that the world focus is centered on the know-nots instead of have-nots cannot be questioned.
Among all track of human sciences and education, language comes first. In the extreme situation of the educational crisis in Pakistan, many institutions have sprung up for the teaching of language to provide solutions to linguistic problems. These institutions have very well been playing their part in the language arena for the welfare of the nation and in ornamenting the budding flowers with certain linguistic skills, but a typical dearth is felt in all of these centers of learning.
They have been using either traditional or modern approaches. They lay stress on either speaking or grammar development. They have the students either cram up the built-in sentences for daily-use or exhaust their energies in extensive translation fatigue. Their classroom atmosphere is either totally active with no peace of mind or passive like wood. Here, NEO makes a difference.
NEO was established by Naeem Educational Organization (NEO – an organization striving for the prevalence of literacy in Pakistan) to cultivate honest, cultivated, qualified, and committed communicators. It offers the learners multi-faceted, future-oriented, and practical language learning in the social, business, technical, and every-day context of a challenging environment. NEO is committed to the harmonious development of a learner’s intellectual, spiritual, and linguistic faculties. Thus, we humanize learning targeting the actual theoretical, practical, and conceptual needs of our learners in the actual context of society making them not good learners, but good human beings.
For my message today, I believe that the Muslims never required such great communicators in the present doubting century as ever before. I, sincerely, believe that we must be equipped with linguistic and intellectual tools in order to put across our message.
NEO is a Language and Educational Enterprise, established in 1997. It is a group of three professionally-trained and experienced teachers. NEO provides quality linguistic services at the door step of an individual, a firm or a school. The learners of English have to face many problems in Pakistan. There are many teachers and workers in schools, factories, firms and hospitals where they can’t study English properly because they don’t have either time to attend far-off classes or enough money to acquire this language.
Now, NEO makes learning possible in a group environment where students save both time and money and learn more. The enterprise aims to teach language skills such as Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking to both the students and teachers who might lack sufficient linguistic competency in their life. The prime objective of the enterprise is to develop communicative abilities in the students and provide quality language services in challenging context of present scientific, technological and practical world. Our mission is to build a nation with linguistically-trained human beings functionally effectively in society. We achieve this goal by humanizing our courses.
So I welcome all those who chose to study Language and Arts at NEO and wish them success.