LAHORE: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has announced it is going to set up a school of education after getting approval from its board of trustees.
The school of education joins as the fifth entity of LUMS which already has schools of business, humanities and social sciences, science and engineering, and law, said a statement issued by the varsity on Thursday.
The exploratory phase for the LUMS School of Education was initiated in October 2015 with funding from the Babar Ali Foundation.
Over the course of the project phase, the team established local, regional and international links through events such as the inaugural Education Roundtable at LUMS in March 2016. It convened academics, practitioners, and policy experts with the aim of understanding disparate perspectives on educational reforms in the country.
Similarly, in May 2016, an Education Roundtable at the Harvard University seeded partnerships with top universities and faculty from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, and Northwestern, amongst others.
Faculty from these universities will form the International Advisory Board for the newly established LUMS School of Education.
Three kinds of programmes will be offered through the school. These include a Masters in Education Policy, Leadership and Management, starting in Fall 2018, a Minor in Education for LUMS undergraduate students.
Also, there will be a Professional Education Institute for Policy and Practice to actively engage and provide trainings to public, private, non-profit and donor sectors of education in the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2017.