MoU Signing with Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU), Mardan
A delegation from PAFEC led by Ms. Khadija Khan, CEO, PAFEC visited Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU), Mardan, KPK and had a detailed meeting with the faculty of Education. The meeting was part of the initiative taken by PAFEC to work with the public and private universities and teacher education colleges to review and update existing courses for Early Childhood Development (ECD) and to design new diploma and degree level courses and build the capacity of relevant faculty members to offer the courses. The meeting was attended by Dr. Abdul Ghaffar, Associate Professor, Department of Education, Dr. Muhammad Idrees, Assistant Professor, Department of Education & other faculty members.
PAFEC team was briefed by Dr. Abdul Ghaffar and his team members about the existing and future plans of AWK, University for the promotion of ECD. The meeting further focused on finding ways for mutual collaboration between the two organisations to develop ECD workforce through designing and offering courses in ECD and incorporating ECD in other relevant programmes at the University. To move forward, it was decided that PAFEC team will conduct a detailed workshop on the situation of ECD in other universities and what is the potential for trained ECD workforce in the country and how AWK University can benefit from it. PAFEC agreed to conduct a detailed workshop in the upcoming weeks and based on that a mutual agreement will be signed to work on ECD.