The University of Central Asia’s Education Improvement Programme conducted face-to-face professional development workshops for 171 teachers of English, math, chemistry and Information and Communication Technology in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Naryn (Kyrgyzstan), and Taldykorgan (Kazakhstan) in January. The workshops focused on enhancing teachers’ knowledge of specific subject content, as well as creating innovative activities, strategies, and skills to develop students’ curricula and competencies. The workshops also provided a platform for teachers to collaborate and share learning.
The Aga Khan High School students and alumni have commemorated the first anniversary of the Girl Up Club, a leadership summit, called to empower the girl child. Explaining the essence of the celebration, one of the alumni, Dr Maggie Kigozi called for increased emphasis on empowering the girl child as a recipe for individual and organisational success.
The Aga Khan University’s Centre for Innovation in Medical Education, CIME, has become South Asia’s first simulation-based educational institution to be accredited by the US-based Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH). The university’s CIME was judged to meet the highest standards in simulation-based education by the SSIH, which has accredited over 170 centres in 19 countries around the world. The accreditation means that CIME will join a global community of practice bringing the latest advances in the field to Pakistan.
The University of Central Asia (UCA) announced it has joined the UiPath Academic Alliance programme, offering its students and staff training in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), a key technology recognised by top analysts for its potential to empower the next generation of workers with the skills of the future. This partnership will enable members of the UCA community to access the contents of the basic RPA courses, developed by UiPath, and gain RPA literacy and skills over the next three years.
Six Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres that were launched in Tajikistan last year under the support of AKDN now successfully function in the country. An official source at the Ministry of Education and Science said the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) had made a noticeable contribution fort the creation of decent conditions for early development of children in the country and added that 283 preschool children’s development centres had been established at the general educational institutions in the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region in collaboration with AKF and 482 teachers were engaged in educating and raising more than 6,500 children at these centres. The Ministry of Education and Science emphasised that it would continue collaborating with AKDN on supporting early childhood development.