Serving teachers can now apply for an in-service program courtesy of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and USAID.
The program’s objective is to provide training that can help teachers improve their skills and knowledge while on the job, with the help of modern teaching practices.
Details about the Training Program
About 21 Faculty of Education buildings have been constructed. Upgradation of all provincial colleges have been done and about 60 PhD and Masters Scholarships have being provided for the program as well.
This was stated by Dr. Mahmood-ul-Hasan Butt, HEC Consultant, at a recent meeting of representatives of Federal and Provincial Public Service Commissions and Provincial Secretaries of higher education on Wednesday.
The meeting stressed the need for aligning teacher education in Pakistan with professional degree levels. Dr. Mahmood also stressed the need to blend new knowledge with newly-introudced ADE and B.Ed programmes.
Old programs like PTC, CT, Diploma in Education, and one-year B.Ed will be replaced with four-year B.Ed (Honours) programme based on 140-142 credit hours and a two-year Associate Degree in Education of 68 credit hours. This was also discussed in the roadmap for phasing out old programmes.
Details about the Meeting
The meeting also deliberated on HEC-approved Teacher Education Roadmap as well as National Professional Standards for Teachers, with HEC Executive Director Dr Arshad Ali chairing the proceedings.
The meeting was also attended by Muhammad Raza Chohan, Director General (Academics) HEC; Syed Bashir Hussain Shah, Director, Elementary and Secondary Education Department, KPK; Mian Ghulam Rasool, Deputy Secretary, Higher Education Department, Punjab, Chairman, Balochistan Public Service Commission (via video link); Abdul Majeed Bhurt, Executive Director, Sindh Teacher Education Development Authority; Sabina Qureshi, Director General (Curriculum Research), Federal Public Service Commission; Dr. Fazlur Rehman, Director, HETTA, KPK; Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik, Federal Additional Secretary Education, Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training; Nasir Pervaiz, Research Wing, Federal Public Service Commission; Raja M. Khurshid, Chairman/Director, Azad Jammu & Kashmir Textbook Board, and Mehrban Rasheed Ch. Additional Secretary, Higher Education Department, AJK.
Via The News