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Higher Education Commission’s 16th Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Programme Concludes

Islamabad: The 16th Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Programme (MT-FPDP), organized by the Learning Innovation Division, Higher Education Commission concluded at HEC secretariat on Thursday.

As many as 28 faculty members of 21 public sector universities from across Pakistan participated in the programme. Dr. Ruquiya Saeed Hashmi, Provincial Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination, Balochistan was the chief guest in the closing ceremony. Dr. Javaid R. Laghari, Chairperson, HEC was also present on the occasion.

So far, 469 faculty members have benefitted from MT-FPDP in 16 batches. This rigorous training programme, designed specifically for in-service teachers, includes 11 core modules and additional sessions on different important social topics. The main objective of the training is to enhance and enrich the teaching abilities of the faculty members to ensure quality education which is entirely dependent on the quality of teachers.

The programme aims to enable University teachers to use innovative teaching strategies and communication skills that blend academic concepts with workplace applications. Besides, the intensive training on different modules, some general topics were also covered by the resource persons.

Eminent scholars from across Pakistan conducted various sessions and highlighted basic features of different modules, including Teaching as Profession, Academic Planning, Androgogical Skills, Testing and Evaluation, Research Methodology and Learner’s Psychology.

Additional sessions on Citizenship, Entrepreneurship and Gender Harassment policy were also arranged to amplify the exposure of participants. These Master Trainers will now replicate the similar training in their respective institutions.

The Divisional Heads of various divisions of HEC were also invited during the programme as “Guest of the Day” to brief the participants about functioning of their Divisions. Recreational and study trips were also arranged to different historic places.

For more information, contact:
Aayesha Ikram
Director (Media)
Higher Education Commission
Sector H-9, Islamabad
Tel: 90402404, 90402412
Email: aikram@hec.gov.pk
Website: www.hec.gov.pk

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