Lahore: Provincial Minister for Education & Law Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan hosted a reception today in honour of eight teachers getting scholarship under Faculty Development Programme who have been selected for further education abroad in their own subjects.
Education Minister told that on the special direction of Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Higher Education Department Punjab has released Rs. 20 crore for Faculty Development Programme. He said that under this programme started with the technical cooperation of British Council, 16 lecturers showing outstanding performance in their respective educational institutions will be sent abroad twice a year in January and September. He said that eight lecturers posted in various colleges affiliated with public universities of the province will be sent for further education in various universities of New Zealand while eight lecturers to Britain every year so that their performance could be improved. He told that four male and four female lecturers are included in eight lecturers being sent to UK this year and master degree courses will be arranged in Queen Mary University of London, University of Manchester, University of Bristol, University of Surrey and University of Canterbury Britain. Rana Mashhood Ahmed said that the aim of this programme is to prepare leaders of future in various disciplines of Higher Education Department.
Director Education of British Council Pakistan Nishat Riaz, Parliamentary Secretary Higher Education Punjab Mehwish Sultana and other programme coordinators were also present on the occasion.