Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that role of teachers in the development of the country is of great importance as they provide training and education to the builders of the nation. He said that teachers play a vanguard role in achieving successes in comity of the nations and enhancing the image of the country.

He expressed these views while addressing the concluding function of 3rd round of “short term in-service training of college teachers” held at Bank Road Campus under the aegis of University of Education and Higher Education Department Punjab. Vice Chancellor University of Education Dr. Faiz-ul-Hassan, Secretary Higher Education Punjab Aslam Kambo, Principal Bank Road Campus Samina Shakir, Presidents of various departments, Director Colleges, officers of Education Department, educationists and a large number of teachers and students were present on the occasion. Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said that Pakistan is facing problems of corruption, poverty and terrorism and the role of teachers cannot be forgotten for coping with these problems. He said that the development of human beings does not depend on materialistic resources but on merit and commitment. He stressed upon the teachers to utilize their energies for the promotion of education and make Pakistan a developed and prosperous country. Vice Chancellor University of Education Dr. Faiz-ul-Hassan said that the training of teachers on modern lines is need of the hour for completely harmonizing with syllabus needs, promotion of research culture and quality education. He appreciated the efforts of officers of Higher Education Department Punjab on arranging training for the teachers. Secretary Higher Education Punjab Aslam Kambo threw light on the aims and objectives of training. Later, commendatory certificates were distributed among participants of the training.