Sindh Cabinet To Deliberate On Teachers’ Licensing Policy

The conference’s goal was to provide a venue for constructive debate and recommendations for further development in the field of teacher preparation.

Sindh Cabinet To Deliberate On Teachers’ Licensing Policy

Provincial Education Minister has said a policy on teachers’ licensing will be presented to the Sindh cabinet in the near future.

He made the comment while taking part in the “1st International Teachers’ Conference,” which got underway at the Government Elementary College of Education in the Hussainabad neighborhood of Karachi on Friday.

“The teachers’ licensing will be a sign of a teacher’s professional quality and importance, while like other professions, teachers will also be able to get legal protection after the licenses,” he said.

The provincial minister claimed that inclusivity, life skills, and pluralism had all been incorporated into Sindh’s curriculum and that a program had been launched to increase the activity of the province’s teacher-training facilities.

He declared that after consulting with attorneys, the draft to begin the licensing of teachers in Sindh would be presented to the cabinet.

The conference’s goal was to provide a venue for constructive debate and recommendations for further development in the field of teacher preparation.

On this occasion, it was also stated that the provincial government was developing a plan to launch a Master’s degree program for teacher trainers in conjunction with Oxford University and the nonprofit Durbeen and that all stakeholders had been consulted in this regard.

The issue of a teacher shortage in government schools, according to Education Minister Shah, has been resolved. However, there is a need to raise the calibre and level of training of the newly hired teachers. He stated that in order to better uphold the constitutional mandate for free education, we must enlist the assistance of civil society and other stakeholders.

Even though Sindh had outperformed other provinces in the area of education, he complained that its educational policies were frequently criticized. The support and direction provided by the Master’s degree programme for teacher trainers, according to Shah, who thanked the representatives of Oxford University and Durbeen, will help this profession advance even further.

The necessity of training teachers using contemporary methods was stressed during a dialogue session at the conference for the advancement of education.  The first international teacher education conference, which Durbeen is hosting, will be attended by three senior academics from the University of Oxford in London.

Dr. Aliya Khalid, a lecturer in comparative and international education, Dr. Ann Childs, an associate professor of science education and Dr. Ian Thompson, an associate professor of English education, will visit government schools and teacher training institutions during their visit to gain a better understanding of the local education and policy context.

They will also complete the program and curriculum for Pakistan’s first Master of Science in Education program for teacher educators.

By creating a program that offers an MS in education specifically for teacher educators, Durbeen is addressing this issue. This is the first program of its kind in Pakistan and is available at just a handful of universities worldwide.

The goal is to prepare teacher educators who will act as change agents in teacher training institutions throughout Pakistan and Sindh, improving the quality of instruction provided at government schools nationwide.

A non-profit organization called Durbeen was founded with the intention of improving the standard of instruction in government schools throughout Pakistan by hiring qualified teachers who have completed the newly remodeled Government Colleges of Teacher Education.