A national tour promoting the recent implementation and successful completion of the ELTeach program in Pakistan was held in the cities of Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi, from May 27-30, 2014.
The events were sponsered by NTS Pakistan, Cengage Learning's exclusive ELTeach partner in Pakistan, and included seminars on the 'Professional Development of Teachers' as well as certificate ceremonies for the teachers who successfully completed the ELTeach coursework and assesssments in March.
Over 700 participants attended across all three cities, including government officials, public sector educational policy makers, representatives from NGOs, faculty and staff from higher and further education providers, private schools and colleges, national and regional ministries of education, and representatives from teacher education projects.
Key speakers at the events included Dr. Haroon Rashid, CEO, NTS Pakistan and Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Regional Marketing Specialist, Cengage Learning. Additional speeches were given by invited honoured guests.
Chief guests for each city included:
Islamabad: Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
Lahore: Mr. Rai Haider Ali Kharal, Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab on Literacy
Karachi: Ms. Sharmila Farooqi, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh, Minister for Culture
Prof. Dr. Muhktar Ahmed, Chairman of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Cengage Learning, and Dr. Haroon Rashid, CEO of National Testing Services Pakistan at the Certificate Ceremony in Islamabad.
Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Cengage Learning, Mr. Rai Haider Ali Kharal, Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab on Literacy, and Dr. Haroon Rashid, CEO of NTS Pakistan, present a Certificate of Completion and Achievement to a teacher for ELTeach in Lahore.
Ms. Sharmila Farooqi, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh, Minister for Culture, and Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Cengage Learning, in Karachi.