Professional development: 5-week teachers’ training kicks off

Published: July 4, 2013
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Qureshi said that teachers were leaders of change who needed be trained in modern methods. PHOTO: FILE

Qureshi said that teachers were leaders of change who needed be trained in modern methods. PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: 

Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) Acting Vice Chancellor Naureen Aziz Qureshi on Wednesday said committed and trained teaching staff was the best way to ensure a bright future for students.

Speaking at the inaugural session of a five-week Young Lecturers Training Workshop arranged by the Directorate of Distance Learning, she said that the practicum was essential for teachers.

Human Resource adviser Sheikh Muhammad Akram and GCUF lecturer Dr Naeem Mohsin were among those speaking at the workshop aimed at improving the quality of teaching, learning material and teaching techniques.

Qureshi said that teachers were leaders of change who needed be trained in modern methods.

She told the audience that training would address academic skills, ethics, assessment and evaluation, research practices and psychology.

She urged the teaching community to leave no stone unturned for transfer of knowledge among students.

Akram spoke on the role of professional development. He said that trained manpower and professionalism were key to development. He stressed the need to expedite efforts to produce trained manpower in order to face different challenges.

Dr Mohsin said that his directorate was taking all possible steps to provide quality education.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2013.

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