English speaking skills : TEVTA to get 100 trainers

Lahore:September 24:British Council will provide 100 master trainers to Technical Educational and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) to improve the English speaking skills of teachers and students of the authority across the province.

A statement issued on Friday quoted TEVTA Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh as saying that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed so the spoken English course starts soon.

The chairperson made the announcement while talking to a three-member delegation of British Council at TEVTA Secretariat. “Our trained manpower lacks fluency in English,” Sheikh was quoted as saying. “Due to this they face problems in communication at organisations abroad.”

British Council English Director Arzu Daniel, who was also present at the meeting, said British Council has been working in the for arts, education, examinations and English language across the country to build connections between Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

“The efforts of TEVTA for the promotion of technical education and vocational training in Punjab are commendable,” she said.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 24th, 2016.

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