AIOU upgrades teachers’ training program


ISLAMABAD, MAR 13 (DNA) – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has  re-introduced teacher training programs (MEd and BEd) from the new  semester, spring 2019.These programs have been upgraded and revised in line with the  guideline, set by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The admission  forms in these programs will be received till March 15.

The MEd one year comprises five categories, Elementary teacher  Education, teacher education, distance and non-formal education, science  education and special education.

According to the Director Admissions, curriculum and teaching pattern of  the teaching-related programs has been revised to ensure their quality,  as per the directives of the Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Zia Ul  Qayyum. Contents’ development and delivery will be hallmark of all the  programs.

The University has also offered one and half year BEd program, with  eligibility MA/MSc qualification. BS or BA (Hon-4 years) second division  are qualified to take admissions in the program.

Elementary education, secondary teacher education and science education  four year-duration has also been offered. Eligibility for this program  is intermediate 2nd division.

The AIOU had been leading University in the country that has been  offering B.Ed. PTC AND CT since very beginning and their beneficiaries  are in thousands all over the country, particularly the females. The  University’s teaching programs are most popular in the country, with the  highest enrollment, out of nearly 1.4 million students.

It has been pointed out that the duration and teaching parameters of  these programs have been expanded, in order to develop them as per the  market’s needs and the new emerging trends.

The fee of these programs has been fixed as per the programs’ expended-scope of learning. However, the fee is still kept at a reasonable level and it is less than of that, being charged by the other  Universities in the country.=DNA