Aligarh, January 23: The future of a nation takes shape in its classrooms, said the Aligarh Muslim University Pro Vice Chancellor, Brigadier S Ahmad Ali (retd). He was addressing teachers at the conclusion of an Orientation and Training Programme at the University’s UGC Academic Staff College.During his address, the Pro Vice Chancellor also said that while most professionals make pounds and pennies in their careers, teachers should concentrate on being role models for their students.
Around 56 teachers from the 10 AMU schools had enrolled for this three weeks long course in which 16 eminent resource persons from AMU and other prestigious institutions engaged them.The Manager, AMU Schools, Prof. Irfan Ahmad, Dept. of Zoology, AMU said that school education is the most important segment because it provides the building blocks for higher education. He also said that a teacher should focus on his own continuous growth and development too. He said that the biggest challenge for AMU schools is to bridge the gap in quality between their and other good schools of repute.
Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director, UGC Academic Staff College, AMU said that teaching is a noble profession which should be pursued for nurturing the future citizens of the nation. He said that irrespective of their seniority, teachers should undergo training for learning new techniques and rubrics of teaching. Meanwhile, Mr. Tanveer Nabi, Principal, AMUCHS said that such courses should be organized on a continuous basis.
Principals of AMU schools including Mrs. Amna Malik, AMU Girls’ High School; Ms. Wajiha Sherwani, Abdullah Nursery and Primary School; Dr. Abbas Niazi, AMU ABK; Mrs. Firdaus Rehman, ASVC; Mrs. Nasreen Bano, AMUCGHS (Qazipara); Mr. Syed Tanweer Nabi, CHS; Mr. Faisal Nafis, STS High School; Maj. (retd) S M Mustafa, SSSC (B) and Mrs. Naghma Irfan, SSSC (G) were felicitated by the Pro Vice Chancellor at the function.While, Dr. Faiza Abbasi, Asst. Professor, UGC ASC, AMU conducted the programme, the course coordinator was Professor C P S Chauhan, former Chairman, Dept. of Education, AMU.
The event began with a recitation of the Holy Quran by Mr. Fareed A. Saeedi, Primary Teacher (Mathematics), AMUABKG and the feedback opinion was given by Mr. Satya Prakash, Primary Teacher, Handloom Weaving, ASVC and Mrs. Farzana Nazir, TGT, English, AMUCGHS. The Guest of Honour, Mrs. Rizwana Ahmad Ali distributed the certificates and wished the very best to the course participants.