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November 4, 2015

Forest institute updates curriculum after 42 years

Peshawar

 
November 4, 2015

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) has reviewed and updated its curriculum for the first time after 1973, which would be implemented from the next academic session (2015-17) at the MSc and BSc level.
The new curriculum was accorded formal approval by the University of Peshawar syndicate in its meeting the other day. According to PFI Director Asif Jah, the curriculum of MSc and BSc forestry courses offered at the institute was last revised in 1973.
The curriculum, he said, was old and outdated and it was imperative to update it by introducing the recent developments in the relevant fields of knowledge.
To upgrade the curriculum in line with the recent development made in forestry and other related fields and bring it at on a far with the international standards, Dr Hammad Uwais Agha, additional chief secretary, who took the extra charge of director general PFI in May 2014, directed revision of the courses.
A committee was constituted with Asif Jah as its head and comprised of senior officers of provincial forest and wildlife departments and PFI.The committee with the support of subject specialists and senior field officers thoroughly reviewed the existing curriculum.

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