HEC organizes a training course for English teachers

Islamabad: National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, organized a two-day training program for English teachers from different universities and affiliated colleges Across the country.

The training is part of an ongoing nine-month certificate course funded by the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy Islamabad in conjunction with the University of Oregon. Twenty-four teachers participated in the course.

They have completed the first two phases of the program online. The objective of this program is to train participants in the new courses in Explanatory Writing in English as part of the 2020 Undergraduate Teaching Policy. Under this program, the courses have been developed by a group of experts from Pakistani and American universities as part of a collaborative project. by HEC, RELO Pakistan and Pak TESOL. In his opening address, NAHE Rector Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali highlighted the role of university faculty in preparing the future generation of the nation.

Dr. Kelli Odhuu, Head of RELO, emphasized the importance of professional development and informed the participants of the various opportunities created by RELO for the community of English teachers in the country. Former Vice-Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Dr. Samina Amin Qadir, shed some light on the history of English language education reforms initiated by HEC since 2004-5.