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Letter of Understanding signed for curriculum reforms

December 02, 2021

SWABI: The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology and the National Curriculum Council (NCC), Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, on Wednesday signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) to collaborate curriculum reforms.

The LoU was virtually signed by Muhammad Faheem Akhtar, Director Admission and Examination, and Dr Mariam Chughtai, Director of National Curriculum Council.

Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Rector GIK Institute, Sardar Aminullah Khan, Pro-Rector Admin and Finance, Prof Dr Wasim A Khan, Pro-Rector Academics attended the ceremony. The objectives of the LoU are to establish collaboration between the GIK Institute and NCC and through experts the Institute can give feedback on curriculum development, build a national platform to collaborate with each other and assist NCC in education reforms. The LoU shall be valid for one year, which may be renewed with the written mutual consent of both the parties.

The responsibilities of GIK Institute are to host roundtables/interactive events to deliberate on curriculum reforms and give candid feedback, provide complete logistical support for the events and disseminate information on research and policy engagements to the faculty and students.

The interactive events can be arranged at GIK Institute related to the curriculum reforms.

The responsibilities of NCC secretariat are providing assistance in research to GIK Institute faculty on curriculum reforms and education at large with NCC directly with the provincial partners in the public sector through facilitating connections, provide research assistantship/internship to GIK Institute students looking to work on policy reforms and support in curriculum reforms. Both the parties shall appoint a focal person for liaison related to the LoU and any disagreement regarding the interpretation or execution should be placed before the grievance committee.

The chairman of the committee will be from the Higher Education Commission, and one each member will be from GIK Institute and NCC.