ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has launched an ‘Associate Degree in Education’ for in-service teachers and for fresh students as well, in accordance with the new road-map given by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Those having five-year teaching experience with intermediate (2nd division), plus PTC education are entitled to take admission in autumn, 2017, semester. The last date for the admission is September 5.
The university has also launched revised academic programs of M.Ed and B.Ed teachers’ training. These are compatible with the ongoing teaching programmes in other universities of the country.
According to the Faculty of Education Dean Dr Nasir Mahmood, AIOU was going to add online support for the teacher training programmes as well. They have also developed a curriculum and contemporary teaching strategies for the newly launched programmes.
The dean also said that “we are trying to ensure that our qualified teachers should be competitive and acquainted with contemporary skills of teaching.”
He also said, “The vice chancellor took a number of initiatives during the last two and a half years to bring about qualitative improvement in the entire academic network.”