AIOU celebrates World Teachers Day, vows to fight illiteracy

06:03 PM | 5 Oct, 2017
AIOU celebrates World Teachers Day, vows to fight illiteracy
ISLAMABAD - Vice Chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Prof. Dr Shahid Siddiqui reiterated the university’s resolve to fight illiteracy by implementing its on-going plan providing free education to drop-out girls and upgrading education standard at the higher-education level.

A befitting ceremony, teachers’ get-together was held on Thursday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to mark the World Teachers Day.

Dr Shahid Siddiqui asserted that the teachers should develop themselves as a role-model before their students by achieving excellence in their respective field.

They could make themselves prominent by adopting and affectionate and friendly behavior towards their students. Attitude makes a real difference in teaching process, he added.

The teachers, he advised, should explore and motivate the hidden qualities of their students through looking up teaching methods .

An updated and relevant curriculum plays a very important role in educational pursuits. However, he said a hidden curriculum like demonstrating things practically, keeping up punctuality, discipline and good human values is equally imperative.

The curriculum could be enriched and expanded by the teachers in the teaching process.

The Vice Chancellor added the AIOU would continue to play an effective role for improving literacy rate and development of civilized and knowledgeable society.

"Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers" was the theme of this year. It is being celebrated around the world since 1994.

The ceremony was arranged by the University’s Faculty of Education. A large number of teachers who took part in the event through panel discussion underscored areas in which they needed to work more devotedly, particularly in character building and personality development.

Those who addressed the event included Dead Education Dr Nasir Mahmood. Panelists highlighted how to meet the challenges of 21st century and bring in the contemporary trends of educational leadership.

The panelists included Dr Samina Nadeem, Dr Mumtaz Jaffery, Dr Hamid Khan Niazi, Dr Samina Naseem, Mr Inayat Shah, and Dr Afshan Huma while the session chairs were Prof. Dr Nasir Mehmood, Dean Faculty of Education and Professor Dr Mohy ud Din Hashmi, Dean Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies.-Online