National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, NACTE Pakistan

17th Meeting of National Accreditation Committee

17th meeting of the National Accreditation Committee was held on June 23, 2022 at 9:30am, venue of the meeting was Lecture Hall, HEC, Islamabad. The following attended the meeting.

  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Memon Chairperson, NACTE
  • Prof. Dr. Nasir Salman, Dean, Faculty of Education, UoK, Sindh
  • Prof. Dr. Akhtar Ali, Dean, Faculty of Education, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Punjab
  • Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood, Dean, Faculty of Education, AOIU, Islamabad
  • Dr. Muhammad Saeed, Associate Professor, Haripur University, KPK
  • Dr. Abdul Nasir Kiazai,Director, Facutly of Education, University of Baluchistan, Quetta
  • Dr. Muhammad Khalid Mahmood, NACTE

The meeting started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Memon welcomed the members for sparing time to attend the meeting.

Dr. Memon welcomed three new members of the committee who were attending the meeting for the first time. These members included Prof. Dr. Akhtar Ali, Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood and Dr. Muhammad Saeed. The Chairperson appreciated the contributions of outgoing members of the committee on expiry of their tenure. The members whose’ tenure was expired included Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Akhtar, Prof. Dr. Umar Ali Khan and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Javed Iqbal

The NAC reviewed thirty-two (32) zero accreditation reports and thirty-one (31) reports for formal accreditation. The council recommended to allowed zero accreditation of thirty-two (32) teacher education programmes. NAC also recommended formal accreditation levels of thirty-one (31) programmes

The committee members also deliberated on roadmap for the teacher education programme and showed concern on proliferation of nomenclatures of teacher education programmes. Teachers’ recruitment policies of the provinces allowing recruitment of teachers without preservice teacher education were also discussed. Members also discussed a general mistrust on teacher education by the stakeholders and need for preservice teacher education and efforts to improve the quality of teacher education was emphasized