Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, Government Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD August 16th (  ) Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) and British Council Islamabad, in a landmark initiative, agreed upon a faculty development program for OPF educational institutions. Both the organizations have jointly devised a two years faculty development program through which British Council will offer training to faculty members and other staff of OPF educational institutions. In this regard, a formal ceremony for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Overseas Pakistanis Foundation and British Council, Islamabad was held at OPF Head Office, Islamabad. Managing Director OPF, Dr. Amer Sheikh, Director General (Education), Rai Mubashar Ahmad Khan, Rosemary Hilhorst, Country Director, British Council Pakistan and senior officials of OPF and British Council attended the event.

Talking on the occasion, Dr. Amer Sheikh, Managing Director,OPF highlighted OPF’s resolve in providing state of the art facilities to Pakistani expatriates and their dependents in all walks of life. He further added that in pursuance of its commitment to provide quality education to the children of Overseas Pakistanis, OPF is currently operating 24 educational institutions in Pakistan that enrolls more than 18,000 students across the country. These institutions enjoy a certain degree of status in Pakistan and children of Overseas Pakistanis enjoy a discount of 50% in their tuition fee. OPF’s education system is embedded with such a curriculum and mentoring that not only does it focus on educating children but also on their character building.

Rosemary Hilhorst, Country Director, British Council Pakistan while sharing her views on the occasion, appreciated the efforts of OPF for successfully running a countrywide network of educational institutions and expressed her optimism that our joint collaboration will be fruitful.

The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks from the Managing Director,OPF to the delegation of British Council, Pakistan.


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