Forman Christian College (FCC) hosted an open house on Thursday to introduce its newly built Lab School.
Education Minister Rana Mashhood, Adviser to Chief Minister Khwaja Ahmed Hassaan, Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Nizamuddin and National Accreditation Council for Teachers Director Irshad Ahmad Farrukh attended the ceremony.
Rector James Tebbe announced that the school would be called Light of Hope. He said the facility would provide good quality education to more than 180 children from the less-privileged background. “The school has been set up for the children whose parents work as support staff at the FCC and who live in areas surrounding the college.”
The school is an on-campus facility overseen by Vice Rector Intermediate and Dean of Education Professor Cusrow J Dubash. It will accommodate students from kindergarten to class 5. It has seven full-time teachers, two teachers’ assistants and three voluntary teachers. The school would also be used to train students studying education. The purpose of this is to enhance the teaching skills of would-be teachers.
Mashhood praised the initiative saying that it was a step forward for providing education to the underprivileged segments of society. He said he was impressed by the facility, the faculty and the students.
“Projects like these help our society progress,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 30th, 2015.