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 University.

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 decision.

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 Wednesday.

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 wall.

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.

Similarly, the 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 professional development.

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 of Lahore.

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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