Gilgit: A number of institutions have joined hand to organized a series of education conferences in various Tehsils of the Gilgit-Baltistan region. The First Tehsil Educational Conference (TEC) aims to provide a dialogue forum for the local educational administrators, officials, teachers, teacher educators, researchers, parents, students, community institutions, local leaders and the society at large.
The two-day event will be held on the 14th and 15th of this month in Gulmit, the Tehsil headquarters of Gojal Valley, Upper Hunza. The conference is a joint venture of a number of organizations, institutions working in the field of education, including the GB Department of Education, AKRSP, AKU-PDCN, Karakuram Area Development Organization, Central Asia Institute, Mehnaz Fatima Montessori, Rupani Foundation, Pakistan Reading Project and many others. Pamir Times is the media partner for the event.
The overall aim of the conference is to prepare the local institutions for the next leap in education and sensitizing the communities on changing realities of school education in a highly competitive, shrinking and interconnected world, according to a note shared with Pamir Times.
The specific objectives of the conference is to; i)create awareness about localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the priorities of Education For All (EFA) and apprise the participants of the policies and plans of the government and other educational providers; ii) thoroughly review the current status of education in each valley in the Tehsil; iii) share proven and innovative methods, approaches for mainstreaming market-driven, relevant skills and learning outcomes in school education in Gilgit Baltistan, as well as well cases from other regions and iv. Develop recommendations for short to medium terms.