A total of 21 faculty members participated in a capacity-building programme that concluded here on Thursday, said a press release.
The Professional Competency Enhancement Programme for Teachers (PCEPT), which was conducted at the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), trained young faculty members from public sector universities in Islamabad, including QAU.
The objective of the programme was to introduce “innovative teaching strategies that blend academic concept with the classroom application”. PCEPT is sponsored by the Learning Innovation Division of the Higher Education Commission. It targets faculty members of higher educational institutions all over the country.
QAU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Masoom Yasinzai, said, “[The training] will certainly strengthen the communication skills of the university teachers. Sending teachers into classes with the knowhow to transfer knowledge to the students is a prime responsibility of educational institutions.” QAU, he said, provides a number of opportunities of training and capacity building to its faculty members and is considering establishing a fund dedicated to the training of the teachers.
Prof. Dr. Bushra Mirza, faculty member of QAU and the course coordinator, said that the programme will help the participants develop academic planning and management skills of the higher education.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2012.
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