Gilgit, May 2: Prizes and certificates were distributed among successful 93 graduates of a teacher education training, “Associate Degree in Education”, supported by the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID), here in Gilgit.
Speaking at the occasion the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltisan, Syed Mehdi Shah, said that new policies are being introduced in GB to improve quality of teaching. He said that arrangements are being made to ensure training of senior and newly inducted teachers. Speaking in a jolly mood, the CM said that the girls were reluctant to be photographed with him. He urged them to stand closer and not shy away.
Explaining the teacher training initiative, Jo- Lesser Othelten, Education Director of the USAID said that it is part of a 75 million USD project being implemented throughout the acountry. “The United States is interested in development of education in the region”.The director thanked
As part of the initiative the USAID is also providing 115 scholarships to “future educator”.
Sajid Hussain, son of Dinar Khan, a resident of Japukay, Punial, who secured second position in ADE ( Associate Degree in Education )funded by USAID Pakistan. Sajid, is currently working a science teacher at a government school. Talking to Pamir Times he appreciated the training and said that he is more equipped with knowledge and skills required for teaching in a classroom. He was among the recipients of prizes, that included a laptop and Cash Price by USAID. He is also hopeful of getting an international scholarship for higher education through the USAID.
The Ceremony was attended among others by Chief Minister Mehdi Shah and Education Minister Dr. Ali Madad Sher.