ISLAMABAD (APP) - Federal College of Education on Saturday held a certificate awarding ceremony for English language teachers of the Capital Territory here. Chairman Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Muhammad Sharif Shamshad gave away certificates to the 37 participants of the course called as 'In-service English Language Teachers Training Programme'. The programme focussed on techniques and principles of language teaching, study skills, teaching of English language through computer, development of lesson plan to make them more efficient in English language teaching at school-level in line with market's requirements. Addressing on the occasion, Muhammad Sharif Shamshad, advised the course participants to take full advantage of such training programmes and fully equip themselves with new techniques and principles of language teaching. He said that teachers played pivotal role in preparing students for future challenges, thus, there was a need to hold such more extensive training programmes to achieve prosperity through education. He also appreciated the Federal College of Education, saying it was effectively preparing teachers through training programmes and equipping them with modern teaching skills.   The Director of Federal College of Education Prof Talat Khurshed highlighted aims and objectives of the college, and expressed full support to Federal Directorate of Education to organise teacher educating programme at FCE. He said the college was established in 1974 was the only teacher training federal institution, which was taking students from all over the country including FATA, FANA and AJK. He said the college held training sessions for teachers of various institutions like Directorate of Education (Cantt and garrison) for in-service teacher training.  Currently, he said, the FCE has about 700 students enrolled in several teacher training programmes such as Bed, B.S ED, Diploma in Education (DIE) and in four disciplines of masters level.    Rooh-ul-Amin, the Course in charge, asked teachers to put forward their proposals and suggestion to make these training programmes more effective in preparing teachers. He said that college helps enhance the teachers potentialities through teacher training  programmes (In-service and Pre-service), enables them use modern instructional techniques and facilitates directorates of education regarding in-service training programmes. He said the input from the participants would help identify the educational problems and suggest possible solutions for enhancing professional qualification and proficiency of the teachers.