Islamabad - The British High Commission in Islamabad yesterday hosted a teacher-training workshop aimed at familiarising teachers with modern teaching techniques and helping them to develop innovative curriculums. Organised at the request of the Oxford University Press to introduce new text books, the workshop was designed to improve the overall standard of teaching in Pakistan.  British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton attended the event as the Guest of Honour and distributed certificates to the participants in the workshop.

Speaking on the occasion, he said he firmly believes that the one issue that has the potential to transform Pakistan’s future is improved education. 

The UK government is strongly committed to help improve the standard and availability of education across Pakistan.  “Together we can raise the quality of education, improve academic results, increase teacher and student attendance, boost school facilities, and support the low cost private education sector,” he added. He thanked the Oxford University Press for their efforts to provide teacher-training workshops to help improve education standards across Pakistan.