OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Kinnaird College in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission on Monday inaugurated a one-month Professional Competency Enhancement Programme for teachers at the college. About 35 teachers from Kinnaird College, Lahore College for Women University and Punjab University are participating in the workshop, College spokesman said. Addressing inaugural session, Kinnaird College Vice-Principal Dr Nikhat Khan said, This programme will enable teachers to improve their communication skills, understand student learning difficulties, acquire skills and different teaching methodologies including affective use of audio visual aids and internet, curriculum designing and evaluation techniques which are integral to the learning process. She also thanked the HEC for promoting quality education in Pakistan by raising research standards, upgrading and updating curricula by giving institutions recurring grants and funds for equipment and infrastructure. She also thanked the Commission for making available digital library with thousands of journals, monitoring institutions and making quality assurance mandatory. During the opening session, workshop coordinator Mrs Asma Awan introduced the courses included in this one month Training workshop. The 70-session workshop will end on June 23rd, 2011. There will be 3 sessions per day wherein 90% attendance is compulsory, said Mrs Asma Awan who is Dean Faculty of Political Science Kinnaird College for Women. Dr Aslam Ateeq, Dean Faculty of Education Islamia University Bahawalpur, was the key speaker at the occasion. He thanked the organisers and participants for joining the session.