DSD, British Council sign MoU to establish connecting classrooms programme

Staff Reporter

Lahore—The Directorate of Staff Development (DSD), Government of Punjab and the British Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme in public schools in Punjab, at DSD Auditorium Wahdat Colony, here Sunday. The aim of this agreement is to connect classrooms with a global education programme managed by the British Council in collaboration with the Department for International Development (DFID).
Sharing the details regarding the agreement, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan said that the programme offers training opportunities for head teachers, teachers and students. It also offers a unique opportunity for schools to share best practice with schools in the UK and more than 180 countries around the world. He told that this programme offers a complete learning journey which helps schools to improve their classroom practice by connecting with like-minded schools internationally. By developing and networking with thousands of teachers across the world, the British Council aims to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy, the Minister added.
It is worth mentioning that this collaboration between DSD and the British Council is exclusively for the interest of the public sector schools in Punjab. In phase one, orientation sessions were conducted across Punjab and 550 schools voluntarily stepped forward to participate in the programme. In phase two, 1500 schools will be given an opportunity to engage and participate. Last year, five government schools actively took part in the programme and won the British Council’s International School Award, by establishing their school partnerships with national and international schools in the UK and other countries.

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