The Punjab University’s Institute of Education & Research (IER) organized a national seminar and roundtable discussion on ‘Teacher Education Programs: Higher Education Commission (HEC) & Government Policies’, on Tuesday.
Punjab University (PU) Dean Faculty of Education Prof Dr Abid Hussain Chaudhry, Institute of Education & Research (IER) Director Prof Dr Rafaqat Ali Akbar, University of Sargodha (UoS) former Vice chancellor Prof Dr Riaz Ul Haq Tariq, faculty members and renowned educationist from various universities and institutions of the country were present on the occasion.
The participants of IER seminar discussed the provincial government’s teacher recruitment policy, the future of teacher education programs, HEC four years’ degree programs, teacher education and ADE & BS programs at colleges.
The speakers said teachers were considered the most important variable for success of the education system and no reform in education could be successful without considering the teacher education in the changing scenarios. They said that the quality of pre-service teacher education guarantees the quality of education by making future teachers competent in their subjects, modifies behaviors and creates effective teaching skills among them. They lauded the efforts of Punjab University’s Institute of Education & Research (IER) for arranging such a fruitful event.