NCHD establishes teachers training institute

NCHD establishes teachers training institute

ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) has established the National Training Institute (NTI) to enhance the capabilities of the teachers through training.

A NCHD official said that the main purpose of the NTI was to promote the informal education and others who were connected with this profession to enhance people's capability.

"The NTI will provide modern and multigrade teaching techniques. A total of 50.70 million children across the country are un-educated while 20 to 26 million children are out of schools, which is a big challenge for the government," he said.

The NCHD will promote the informal education in the different age groups of children and promote group study. He said there are so many formal and informal educational institutions, but formal institution had failed to achieve their target due to a lack of well-trained teachers. "The NTI will be responsible to provide the training to all NCHD teachers, to meet the challenge of international level," he said. It will provide international-level training. The NTI will also provide training to teachers of other institutions.

PAF cadet: Shahrukh Khan, 19, from Lahore, who was accepted into the United States Air Force (USAF) Academy for four years of rigorous academic and military training, departed for the United States on Friday.

"I'm excited to go, to learn about the world and people and their different backgrounds," Shahrukh said, who plans to study engineering at the academy.

"From a military standpoint, it will be a chance for me to excel. I learned a lot in Pakistan. The US Air Force Academy will teach me new and different things."

According to US Embassy announcement, Shahrukh was among 12 students nominated by the Pakistani military to compete in the Service Academy Foreign Student programme.

Under this programme, partner nations nominate outstanding young men and women for the opportunity to compete for admission to the prestigious US military academies.

Due to the military relationship between Pakistan and the United States, Pakistan is one of only 12 countries designated by the United States Secretary Defense as a priority appointment country. In February, Shahrukh and the other cadets completed the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA) and interview portions of their applications at the US Embassy in Islamabad.