MANSEHRA - The Hazara University is the pioneering institution to launch the ADE and honours degree teaching training programme for teachers. This initiative is being financed by the USAID.

On the occasion of groundbreaking ceremony and awarding degrees to the 49 passed out ADE graduates at an impressive ceremony here on Monday, University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Syed Sakhawat Shah said that the new teaching programme will not only build up the capacity of the teachers for effective classroom teaching but will also motivate the students to mobilise their full intellectual potential to learn.

The scheme was highly beneficial and will strengthen the academic and research outlook and attainments of the scholars.

The ceremony was also addressed by Sardar Shahjahan Yousaf, Minister of State for Technical and Professional Education.

He emphasised the importance of female education, which was going downward in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan as compared to that in Punjab. He appreciated the people-to-people programme, initiated by USAID to enhance the training capability and classroom performance of the teachers through degree programmes during which the teachers will expose to modern techniques of effective learning, based on social values and psychological temperament of the students in order to involve them with entire interest in the classroom teaching.

Tariq Khan, Senior Advisor on Education USAID, while addressing the passed out graduates, their parents and university faculty, expressed optimism that the building of new faculty of education will go a long way in helping to improve quality education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  The groundbreaking ceremony was jointly performed by Education Advisor Tariq Khan, John Conley, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Syed Sakhawat Shah and the senior faculty, deans etc. of the university. The groundbreaking ceremony was marked with the prayer for special divine blessing of the early completion of the education building.