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HEC trains 30 external evaluators of Teacher Education Council.

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2012 (Balochistan Times): As many as 30 external evaluators of National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE) received training at a three-day workshop organized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The training workshop was aimed at preparing a selected group of external evaluators who may assist the Council as Master/ Lead Trainers for the training of new external evaluators, conduct accreditation visits and provide guidance for accreditation reparation to the interested institutions. Dr. Vivienne Baumfield, Professor of Pedagogy, Policy and Innovation at the School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK was the resource person. She shared the quality assurance practices in other countries. The training also included discussions on National Accreditation Standards, Accreditation Tools, Documents and Procedures. Speaking in the opening session, Director General (Quality Assurance Agency) HEC Fida Hussain emphasized the need of quality assurance and the need for adding workforce to assist the quality assurance activities. He appreciated the efforts of NACTE to bring quality in teacher education. Quality of teacher education institutions will ensure the quality teaching in the country, he added. Chairperson, NACTE Dr. Munawar Mirza explained the background of Councils establishment, its mandate and benefits of accreditation. She also explained how a national body like NACTE can facilitate uniformity of standards at national level as envisioned in the 18th Constitutional Amendment.

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