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In lahore a new five-year Pre-Service Teacher training programme launched


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In lahore a new five-year  Pre-Service Teacher training programme launched

LAHORE:A NEW five-year US-funded programme worth 75 million dollars to improve Pakistani teachers’ skills and qualifications was launched here on Tuesday.

The Pre-Service Teachers’ Education Programme (Pre-STEP) is an endeavour of the US government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Punjab Ministry of Education.

It is pertinent to mention here that the USAID had previously signed an MoU with the federal government and now it was carrying out the program in all provinces.

In this connection a signing ceremony was held at the Directorate of Staff Development (DSD). Punjab Minister for Education Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman presided over the ceremony while USAID Pakistan Mission Director Robert Wilson, Doran Bernard Chief of Party Pre-Step and officials of Punjab Education Department were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, Robert Wilson said: “We all recognised the great need for improving skills and qualifications of teachers to improve the education system of Pakistan.”