ISLAMABAD,: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has re-introduced teacher training programs (MEd and BEd) from the new semester, spring 2019.
These programs have been upgraded and revised in line with the guideline, set by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), an AIOU statement said on Wednesday. The admission forms in these programs will be received till March 15.
The MEd one year comprises five categories, Elementary teacher Education, teacher education, distance and non-formal education, science education, and special education.
According to the Director Admissions, curriculum and teaching pattern of the teaching-related programs had been revised to ensure their quality, as per the directives of the Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Zia Ul Qayyum. Contents development and delivery will be the hallmark of all the programs.
The University has also offered one and half year BEd program, with eligibility MA/MSc qualification. BS or BA (Hon-4 years) second division are qualified to take admissions in the program.
Elementary education, secondary teacher education, and science education four year-duration has also been offered. Eligibility for this program is intermediate 2nd division.
The AIOU had been leading University in the country that has been offering B.Ed. PTC and CT since very beginning and their beneficiaries are in thousands all over the country, particularly the females. The University’s teaching programs are most popular in the country, with the highest enrollment, out of nearly 1.4 million students.
It has been pointed out that the duration and teaching parameters of these programs have been expanded, in order to develop them as per the markets needs and the new emerging trends.
The fee of these programs has been fixed as per the programs expended-scope of learning. However, the fee is still kept at a reasonable level and it is less than of that, being charged by the other Universities in the country.
Meanwhile, the University has also introduced scholarships to accommodate those students who are not able to afford the fee. The talented students have been offered the concession of fee-waiver on the bases of their merit.