LAHORE – The USAID Teacher Education Project (Pre-STEP) awarded scholarships to the students of the B. Ed. Honors Elementary at the Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of the Punjab. The event was attended by Project officials and senior faculty members of the IER.

Scholarships to the tune of Rs. 300,000 were distributed among top 15 students of the third semester of B. Ed. Honors (Elementary) at the IER. The scholarships will encourage students to give better results and will set a healthy academic tradition besides providing financial help to the young students.

The USAID Teacher Education Project (Pre-STEP) is a five-year program which is facilitating the Government of Pakistan to improve the quality of basic education through better-prepared teachers.

Working in close collaboration with the Higher Education Commission, Provincial Departments of Education, and teacher training institutes across the country, it has introduced a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a two-year Associate Degree in Education.