ISLAMABAD: A week-long accelerated training programme (ALP) for teachers was arranged to provide quality education to out-of-school children through an alternative learning system.
The programme was jointly organised by Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under main title ‘providing the right to education through ALP’.
AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui said the university is committed to providing all possible support for education programme meant for school dropout girls.
The programme was aimed at developing teaching and learning materials for out-of-school children, especially those who missed their early years of schooling or dropped out before completing the primary education cycle.
It was also aimed at providing Right to Education (RTE) through Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP). The participants of the programme were briefed about customisation and development of teaching learning materials.
The initiative to this effect was carried out under the formal agreement between the AIOU and JICA in collaboration with other stakeholders including Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MOFEPT) and Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD).
The programme was developed to offer an alternative and accelerated Non-Formal Basic Education programmes for out-of-school children.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2018.
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