HEC Gomal University grant: Punjab teachers training
HEC approves Rs.500 million grant for Gomal Varsity
D.I.Khan, Mar 06, 2008: Higher Education Commission Islamabad (HEC) has approved Rs.500 million
grant for carrying out various development projects in Gomal
Prof. Dr. Muhammad
Farid Khan said that approval of Rs.500 million for the Gomal University is a
historical decision. He said that Chairman HEC, Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman, supported the
Vice-Chancellor Gomal University, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Farid Khan has said that approval of a huge
grant by Higher Education Commission (HEC) would not only help initiate record
development projects in the academic sector but would also earned international
fame for the varsity.
He expressed these
views while addressing a ceremony organized by Dera Press Club in his honour on
He said that mega
projects would be initiated in the varsity with special focus on development of
scientific education and research work. New academic blocks would be constructed
for Faculty of Pharmacy and Agriculture that would develop in to a separate
university in future, he informed.
He said that dozens
of university teachers would be sent abroad for scholarships adding that the
boundary wall of Gomal University would also be constructed as the university
premises spreads over 8000 kanals land did not even have the boundary
Moreover, he went
on to add that latest scientific equipment would be bought and new books would
be provided to the library of the university.
vice-chancellor said that expansion work of the administration block would also
be started, adding that guest house would be constructed for guests.
In a bid to provide
maximum facilities to the students, five new buses would be provided and
University Health Care Center would be up-graded, he added.
Prof. Farid Khan
said that new class rooms, roads and examination halls would be constructed in
the Varsity. App
55,000 teachers of private schools provided training
Lahore: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has trained 55,000 teachers
of private schools of less developed areas under the Continuous Professional
Development Programme (CPDP) in Punjab. As many as 4,000 principals and vice
principals of less privileged private schools have been imparted training
pertaining to classroom management, teaching slow learner, lessons planning,
group work, teaching methodologies and activity based teaching under School
Leadership Development Programme (SLDP).
This was stated by Chairman PEF
Shahid Hafeez Kardar while presiding over a meeting held to review the
implementation of various programmes of the foundation. Managing Director Dr
Allah Baksh Malik, Deputy Managing Director Rana Muhammad Arif and Director
Human Resource Karam Dad were also present.
Shahid Kardar said the
cluster based training programme proved to be highly successful in improving
quality of human capital delivering education services in private sector.
He said the transparent mechanism had been evolved in order to select
effective partner organizations having credible track record and expertise in
He said the teachers training programme was
accessed on the basis of learning outcome of the students. He said the cluster
based training had been conducted and focused on content knowledge of
mathematics, English and science for primary and elementary level while physics,
chemistry and biology were added for secondary level.
He said the Punjab
Education Foundation had attached a high priority to professional development
and capacity building of the teachers of private schools of Punjab, as it was an
immense important to ensure quality education. He said 5000 students were
benefiting from education voucher schemes in the urban slums and katchi abadies
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Allah Baksh Malik has said that
through education voucher schemes, the freedom of choice, productive efficiency,
equity and social cohesion have been ensured. The News
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