Aligarh : “Quality teaching at AMU schools is critical for raising the academic standard of the University”, said Prof Tariq Mansoor, Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), while addressing the Valedictory function of the three weeks online Teacher Training Programme, organised at the UGC-HRDC, AMU.
Presiding over the Valedictory programme in an online Meet, Professor Mansoor felicitated all the teachers on their success. He reiterated the commitment of the University to quality teaching and learning in the AMU Schools, and said the overall mission of the University for raising the academic standards will be upheld. The Vice Chancellor appreciated the Directorate of School Education for its efforts.
Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director, UGC-HRDC said such training programmes put the teachers and students on a continuous development path. “For effective interactions in the classroom, the teachers should pay attention to their communication skills”, he remarked.
Professor Asfar Ali Khan, Director, Directorate of School Education, AMU thanked the UGC-HRDC for its continued support in organising professional development programmes for AMU school teachers every year.
He placed on record the gratitude of the AMU Schools to the Vice Chancellor for allocating funds to the tune of 7 crores for various development projects. He also exhorted the teachers to invest in their continuous professional development.
Course Coordinator Professor Sajid Jamal, Department of Education, AMU informed that 64 teachers of different subjects from the 10 AMU Schools were enrolled in the course. They learnt about online teaching, Pedagogy, Value education including gender justice and environment protection etc. during the course.
Prof Jamal added that eminent resource persons from AMU and outside were engaged for the course and teachers made use of Google classroom and uploaded teaching videos and written assignments for evaluation.
Dr. Faiza Abbasi, Assistant Director, UGC-HRDC, AMU welcomed the guests and acknowledged the contribution of all in the success of the course. She said that even in the adverse times of the COVID-19 Pandemic the teaching community has done well to embrace online teaching. She specially thanked Dr. Shakir, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, for his hands-on services in the management of the 3 weeks event, as Co-Coordinator of the course.