CADD sought Embassy’s support in providing technical assistance in professional development of teachers and restructuring of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).
The Minister apprised the delegation about the special interventions of the Government to revamp the education system in Capital and positive results emerging from these interventions. He said that all the efforts of CADD centers around the ‘student’ in the classroom instead of the cosmetic measures which promises more but delivers less. He said that CADD intends to institutionalize the teachers training under FDE for their professional development so that they may impart better quality education to their students.
The Advisor of CADD on education Mr. Ali Raza added that a performance-based appraisal system for assessment of teachers is being prepared which includes a set of Key Performance Indicators for evaluation of teachers’ work and incentivize their career.
He said that under the revamping and re-structuring of FDE, CADD is focusing on teachers’ training, professional development of public managers of education and curriculum review. The new curriculum, which will be based upon modern researches on education and it will encourage critical thinking among students, he added.
He informed that under the Prime Minister’s Education Reform Program, CADD is upgrading 22 schools in the first phase by constructing additional facilities in these schools. In the second phase 200 more schools will be upgraded.
Ms. Crestina said that the US embassy will provide every possible support in the field of education and the allied sector. She said that the Embassy has helped establish 18 reading corners in Pakistan, 5 of which are in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
CADD also sought Embassy’s support in establishing a public library in Islamabad for which the land is available with CADD. The library will provide wide range of printed and electronic reading material for the requirements of readers of all ages.