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Principals’ Conference

Engaged Teaching and Learning

October 19, 2016
8:45 am-5:00 pm | Karachi

Aga Khan University Examination Board

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Initiated by the Aga Khan University Examination Board with support from the Oxford University Press, the conference serves as a platform for educationists to deliberate on prevalent educational issues in Pakistan. The conference also provides an opportunity for networking amongst peers, building linkages, developing capacity and sharing best practices. This year’s conference aims to provide structured learning opportunities to Pakistan’s educational leadership which will assist them to gain insights into school improvement from an indigenous as well as a global perspective; additionally, to discuss methods to improve school leadership in order to promote better teaching and learning across the country.

Programme: (tentative)

08:45 am - Registration
09:15 am - Tilawat
09:25 am - Welcome Address - AKU Leadership
09:40 am - Address by the Chief Guest,  Ms Shahnaz Wazir Ali (Trustee, Education Trust Nasra Schools | President, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) | Former Minister of State Education & Former Special Assistant to PM of Pakistan on Social Sectors)
10:00 am - Keynote Address – Ownership and Engagement, Mr Nicholas Horsburgh (Veteran Author and Textbook Writer, Oxford University Press)
10:45 am - Poster Presentations and Tea
11:15 am - Paving the Way for Quality Education - Reflections
Mr Shahid Badami (Principal, Ghulaman-e-Abbas School)
Mr Ali Gohar Chang (Principal, Public School Sukkur)
Dr Ayesha Mian (Chair - Department of Psychiatry, The Aga Khan University)
Prof Dr Muhammad Shafi Afridi (Chairman, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
(BISE) Peshawar)
Moderator: Ms Munira Mohammad (Specialist, Curriculum and Examination Development, Aga Khan University Examination Board)
12:00 pm - Re-Imagining the Text Book
Dr Nicki Saroca (Feminist Sociologist, Faculty, Habib University)
Ms Rahila Ashraf (General Manager - Education, Oxford University Press)
Ms Kermin Parakh (Principal, Bai Virbaijee Soparivala (BVS) Parsi High School)
Dr Uzma Javed (Director - Studies, The City School, Lahore)
Moderator: Ms Kiran Shahnawaz (Specialist, Curriculum and Examination Development, Aga Khan University Examination Board)
12:45 pm - Lunch
01:45 pm - World Café - An Interactive Session,  Mr Abbas Hussain (Director, Teachers’ Development Centre)
04:00 pm - Launch of Principals Network, Ms Aamna Pasha (Assistant Director – Teacher Development, Aga Khan University Examination Board)
04:30 pm - Closing Remarks, Ms Ameena Saiyid, (Managing Director, Oxford University Press)
04:45 pm - Networking Tea

Who Should Attend?
Principals, Vice Principals, Board Members, Head Teachers, Senior Teachers, School Administrators, Directors and Educationists

Registration Deadline:
October 10, 2016

Registration Fee:
Rs 2,000 per participant
(A maximum of 5 participants can register per school / campus)

How to Register?
Please download the conference registration form and send it with your complete details to the following address along with a Pay Order / Bank Draft in favour of the ‘Aga Khan University’.

Aga Khan University Examination Board
Block - C, IED-PDC, 1-5/ B-VII
Federal B Area, Karimabad, P.O. Box 13688
Karachi 75950, Pakistan
Tel: +92 21 3682 7011-8


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Ms Khulood Mazhar
Tel: +92 21 3682 7011-8
Cell: +92 302 8289 333