Islamabad: The 22nd Faculty Professional Development Programme has begun at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad. Learning Innovation Division of HEC is conducting the two-month long activity, which has been designed specifically for in-service teachers who have less than five years of service as a faculty member and working on a permanent basis.
As many as 29 faculty members from 29 public and HEC funded private sector higher education institutions from across are participating in this programme, which will end on May 16, 2014. So far, 610 faculty members have benefitted from MT-FPDP in 21 batches. The Programme covers 13 core modules and additional sessions on important social topics, with the objective to enhance and enrich teaching abilities of participants. The programme caters to participants of both pure and social sciences.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Engr. Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani, Chairperson HEC said that HEC has a valuable contribution for professional development of faculty members. He advised the participants to become role model for their students, adding that the universities should contribute towards betterment of nation’s economy, leadership and community by hiring qualified professionals and training them in respective fields.
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Executive Director HEC advised the faculty members to train students in a way that they become better human beings and their focus is towards betterment of society in general and national cohesion in particular. “Quality of cascading of learning will develop impact of this two-month training therefore it will be obligatory for all of you to perform this task with utmost responsibility,” he said.
Khalid Khan, Additional Secretary, Higher Education, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Shahid Iqbal, Rector, Bahria University, Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khalid, Adviser (Academics) HEC, Ms. Noor Amna Malik, Director General (Learning Innovation) HEC were also present.