Punjab Government and British Council ink MoU
LAHORE, Aug 21 (APP): Punjab Directorate of Staff Development
(DSD) and the British Council have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement the Council's Connecting Classrooms Programme in public schools, here on Sunday.
The aim of this agreement is to connect classrooms with
a global education programme, managed by the British Council in
collaboration with the Department for International
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Minster for Education
Rana Mashhood Ahmad said that the programme provided training
opportunities to the head teachers, teachers and students, adding
that it also offers a unique opportunity to schools to share the best
practices with schools in the UK and more than 180 countries
around the world.
He said that through networking with thousands of teachers
across the world, the British Council aimed at helping young
people develop knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy.
In the phase one, orientation sessions were conducted across
Punjab and 550 schools voluntarily stepped forward to
participate in the programme. In phase two, 1,500 schools would
be given an opportunity to participate in the programme.
Last year, five government schools actively took part in the
programme and won the British Council's International School Award, by
establishing their school partnerships with national and
international schools in the UK and other countries.
Programme Director Saeed Ramzan, British Council Area Director
Punjab Kavin Mclavi, Course Coordinator Dr Anila Hassan, Deputy Director Planning Jawad Amir Malik were also present on the occasion.