Institutional mechanism for capacity building of college teachers on cards: Punjab Minister

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This plan is aimed to sensitize and educate the teachers about latest teaching methods; and would benefit the faculty of 721 public sector colleges in the province
INP
LAHORE
Punjab Minister for higher education Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said that institutional mechanism of college teachers’ capacity building would be established. This plan is aimed to sensitize and educate the teachers about latest teaching methods; and would benefit the faculty of 721 public sector colleges in the province.
He said this while presiding over a meeting at the FC College. The meeting pondered over teachers training for the purpose of capacity building of college sector teachers in the province. While discussing the concept of teachers training, Raza Gillani said that different steps have been taken to elevate the standards of higher education. Colleges would be given funds in the next budget to provide different facilities including IT labs to their students. He said that more than 28 thousand college lecturers would benefit from this beneficial program of teachers training; and added that continuous capacity building of teachers will ultimately benefit the students who would get quality education. He said that this program would help the teachers to learn new concepts and ideas in their subjects.
The minister told that teachers training program would continue on permanent basis so that the teachers could continuously improve their professional competence and skills. He observed that teachers training institutions should be set up at the divisional level so that all the teachers could equally benefit from them.
Mr. Gillani further told that universities would be encouraged to act as engines of research and innovation, where top-of-the-line research facilities would renew the intellect of the students. Instead of increasing the number of jobless educated youth, we want that our institutions should develop best trained professionals who could lead the country in different fields.
The meeting was also attended by chairman Punjab higher education commission Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin, special secretary higher education department Tahir Yousaf, FCC registrar Dr. Hamid Saeed and officials of higher education and line departments.
Earlier, Dr. Cusrow J. Dubash of the FCC briefed the participants about the concept of teachers training.