THE success of Pakistan’s education system is inextricably linked to good teachers. Motivated, skilled, competent and knowledgeable teachers can steer Pakistan out of its current education emergency.
Time and again, shortcomings in teachers’ training have been highlighted, but instead of improving things have gone from bad to the worse.
Obviously, traditional approaches and strategies are not working and the situation demands adopting innovative and creative ideas.
In Pakistan, there are two broad types of training opportunities for prospective teachers and teachers i.e. pre-service and in-service. Pre-service educational institutions are meant to equip prospective teachers with the appropriate, modern and relevant tools and techniques of teaching, and upon successful completion of training they are issued certificates, diplomas and Master’s degrees.