18-APR-2015: Aligarh Muslim University recently concluded a two-week training programme for teachers from Afghanistan at the UGC Human Resource Development Centre formerly known as UGC Academic Staff College, AMU.
At least two Afghan Nationals from the Gowharshad High School in Heart, English Teacher, Mrs Nafisa Najm and Principal, Mrs Zebonnesa Muftizadeh attended the course. English teachers Mr Sayed Fayeq Gaylani and Mrs Nasima Hassanzadeh of the Teacher Training College, Heart also attended the program.
Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) felicitated the four Afghan teachers on their arrival. General Shah presented souvenirs to the teachers and heard their heartfelt reactions on their arrival.
While giving mementos and participation certificates to the Afghan teachers on their farewell, AMU Vice Chancellor General Shah's wife, Mrs Sabiha Simi Shah urged the teachers to act as AMU ambassadors in Afghanistan.
Congratulating the Afghan teachers for completing the proramme, Ms Naazli Shah highlighted similarities between Afghan and Indian culture specially in cuisine and language.
Course and UGC HRDC Director, Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai wished the teachers the very best for a bright academic career and expressed the commitment of the UGC HRDC, AMU to similar cooperation in future.
AMU Academics, Prof Parvaiz Talib, Department of Business Administration; Prof Shahid Farooq, Department of Geology; Prof Asmer Beg, Department of Political Science; Dr Amirullah Khan, Department of English and Dr Parvez Mahmood Khan, Director, Computer Centre were coordinators for the various modules of the pragramme.
Course coordinator Dr Faiza Abbasi, Assistant Professor, UGC HRDC discussed the participant's responses on the utility of the course and their expectations met and thanked everyone for positive response.
The training module covered English Language Teaching, ICT, Networking, Teaching methodology and Basic Research skills. While most classes and practical sessions were held at the UGC HRDC, AMU, some educational visits were also undertaken to AMU Campus including Maulana Azad Library, Social Science Faculty, Computer Centre, Department of Education, Department of English and AMU Fort. The participants used the residential facilities at the UGC HRD Centre.