UVAS initiates Vets’ continued professional development training: 1st hallmark certification in South Asia

Lahore, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Faculty of Biosciences of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore initiated continued professional development (CPD) training and certification of veterinarians under the supervision of the Royal Veterinary Collage, University of London (UK). Seven UVAS faculty members completed this 6-month rigorous online training of Post Graduate Certification in Higher Education Learning and Teaching (HELT) under the supervision of Royal Veterinary Collage, UK, and this certification is first of its kind in South Asia.

Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid presided over the certificate-awarding ceremony and distributed certificates among the seven faculty members who completed their training and five RVC qualified tutors at the UVAS City Campus on Friday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, Dean Faculty of Biosciences Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, Chairperson Department of Anatomy and Histology Prof Dr Hafsa Zenab and faculty members were present.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid said that PHEC is willing to provide its full support to UVAS for such trainings. He lauded UVAS for arranging such a useful training programme for skills enhancement and professional development of its faculty. He said that PHEC also provides ample opportunities of learning, networking and research by conducting various short training programmers for universities professionals and vice-chancellors. He said it is direly needed to strengthen our education system by adopting innovative teaching methodologies to cope up the challenges. He urged the faculty members to do problem-solving research.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad spoke about various development projects, national and international linkages and UVAS achievements. He said that recently UVAS won six competitive research grants from the PHEC. He said that UVAS has been ranked in Times Higher Education World University Ranking and QS Top 16 University Ranking.

Prof Nasim appreciated the volunteer services of Prof Dr Tahir Yaqub and his team during COVID-19 and said that UVAS is contributing to the best of its capabilities to the efforts of the government in the fight against coronavirus. He acknowledged the support of PHEC for conducting professional development trainings.

Prof Dr Masood Rabbani said that UVAS is the leading institution for providing veterinary education in Pakistan and regularly updates its curriculum according to the modern day needs. Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman said that this certification programme is first of its kind in South Asia and is highly appreciated by the Royal Veterinary Collage. Prof Dr Hafsa Zenab spoke about the objectives of the training programme. The training focused on Veterinary Basic Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nutrition Sciences.

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