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50 American-style community colleges to come up in Pakistan state


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22/Feb/2017

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50 American-style community colleges to come up in Pakistan state

Lahore: The Pakistan state will get 50 American-style community colleges from the coming academic year. The Florida State University and National Vocational and Technical Training Commission give permission to set up new American-style community colleges across the Pakistan in collaboration with the American community college system.

The agreement was get hold of during a meeting between Prof Jeffery Milligan of Florida State University and National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema here on Tuesday. Speaking in meeting, Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema said, “we have necessary infrastructure so, we can expect at least 50 American-style community colleges in the coming academic year with the collaboration of American system.”

Both of the parties also discussed other stuffs including the establishments of modern trends and methods into the technical vocational education and training (TVET) sector, upgradation of curriculum, promotion of linkages with American community colleges, instructor training, and the setting up of an exchange programme in cooperation with the US Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP).

Prof Milligan commended the role of the NAVTTC and assured the provision of modern training to instructors and teachers to boost the TVET sector of Pakistan.

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