Cultural Competence: A tool to Augment the Education Recovery in Universities of Pakistan


  • Ms Seema Khalid University of Karachi
  • Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi University of Karachi


Cultural Competence, Pakistani Universities, Financial trajectory, Transcultural relationship, Cross-cultural Lens


This paper aims to develop a cross-cultural lens, build upon Cultural Competence (CC) to provide valuable insights to handle the hard hits of the much-touted epidemic on the education sector and for stimulating Education Recovery in Pakistan, which is of utmost importance in nowadays’ global scenario. Pakistan with a frail technological background coupled with a financial trajectory needs to take up an intelligent direction to speed up the education loss recovery. Policy development and effective planning in universities require sound strategy and comprehensive training so to equip the teachers with all the tools to effectively handle the cultural variations in a class and develop transcultural relationships and environment in universities. Relevant information is gathered from three universities in Karachi using a purposive sampling technique through a questionnaire while the sample size includes 102 responses. SPSS was used for the analysis and instrument reliability was tested through Cronbach Alpha. The correlational Regression Model was run and findings show that the chosen constituents of Cultural Competence have a positive and significant relationship with the motivation and performance of teachers. The research concludes that CC can be used as a tool for the enhancement of faculty performance on the ground of its social and economic benefits.


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How to Cite

Khan, S. K., & Iraqi, D. K. M. (2022). Cultural Competence: A tool to Augment the Education Recovery in Universities of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 13(2), 73–88. Retrieved from