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- Sunday, May 05, 2013 - From Print Edition


Islamabad: Under the auspices of the English Language Teaching Reforms (ELTR) Project Phase II of Higher Education Commission (HEC), fourth meeting of the National Committee on English (NCE) was held here at Learning Innovation Division of the HEC.


The main purpose of this meeting was to address ELT related concerns to facilitate English Language teaching fraternity in Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) across Pakistan. The NCE is comprised of distinguished ELT experts from all over Pakistan.


DG HEC Noor Amna Malik. She appreciated and applauded the efforts, support, professional commitment and expertise of the NCE members to accomplish the goal of improving ELT standards in Pakistan. She shared future perspectives of the project with the members.


Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Chairperson NCE appreciated the efforts of ELTR team and NCE to take initiatives to change ELT scenario in the country. She highlighted the fact that outcomes of the project are worth mentioning. ELTR made tremendous efforts to refine ELT culture in the country.


The members shared their views and knowledge for the quality of English language in HEIs across Pakistan. After formal opening and presentation on ELTR achievements; the forum declared open for the discussion and deliberation on the agenda items. The members pondered over all the concerned matters and discussed the issues, which are being faced by the project towards the development of English Language Teaching (ELT) in HEIs. Different policies and Implementation of strategic decisions were taken into consideration to facilitate the English faculty of universities and colleges. Components like funding of research projects and award of indigenous scholarships were discussed in detail.