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Principals’ Conference

Collaborate. Learn. Excel.

October 1, 2015
9:00 am-5:30 pm | Karachi

Aga Khan University Examination Board

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About the Conference:
One of its kind conference in Pakistan, devoted to topics that matter the most to principals. 
The event will bring together principals on a single platform where they can share expert opinions, debate on conventional teaching and learning methods and derive best-practices to optimize student’s learning experiences. The aim is to explore innovative solutions and exchange fresh ideas to improve the quality of education and assessments in schools in Pakistan.  
This Conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions and small group sessions to deliberate key challenges of middle school, secondary and higher secondary education.


09:00 am - Registration

09:25 am - Tilawat

09:30 am - Welcome Address – Dr Shehzad Jeeva, Director, AKU-EB

09:45 am - Leadership and Management in Schools – Dr Sadrudin Pardhan, Advisor to Provost, Aga Khan University

10:15 am - The True Value of Books – Encouraging Teachers and Students to Use Books as a Powerful Learning Resource – Ameena Saiyid, Managing Director, Oxford University Press (5 -10 minutes for Q/A session)

10:45 am - Networking Tea

11:15 am - Panel Discussion I: Impact of Pre-service and In-service Teacher Training – Shahina Ali Raza, Principal, Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karimabad, Hassan Sattar, Managing Director, Silveroaks School, Nargis Alavi, Habib Schools, Lubna Khalid, Director, SZABIST Schools and Colleges
Moderator: Aamna Pasha, Assistant Director, Teacher Development, AKU-EB

12:15 pm - Principles of Assessment - A Leaders' Perspective – Dr Naveed Yusuf, Associate Director, Assessment, AKU-EB (5 -10 minutes for Q/A session)

12:45 pm - Lunch

01:45 pm - Keynote Address - Inspiring Stories from Tough Terrains – Dr Mola Dad Shafa, Head of Professional Development Centre, North Pakistan (5 -10 minutes for Q/A session) 

02:15 pm - Value of Education in Global Context – A Conversation with Professor Sir Brian Heap, Research Associate at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK, Former Master of St Edmund’s College, University of  Cambridge, Former President of European Academies Science Advisory Council

02:45 pm - Small Group Discussions: Best Practices for Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics – Dr Ahsana Dar, Advisor R&D, Herbion Pakistan, Former Professor at HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi and Abid Sohail, Specialist Mathematics, AKU-EB

03:30 pm - Summary Presentations by Speakers of Small Group Discussions

04:00 pm - Networking Tea

04:30 pm - Panel Discussion II: The National Curriculum, Global Ideas, Local Context – Dr Sarfaroz Niyozov, Director of Aga Khan University – Institute of Education Development (AKU-IED), Dr Yu-ling Liu-Smith, Researcher and Senior Instructor, AKU-IED, Dr Mohammad Idrees Asad, Assistant, Educational Adviser and Cabinet Secretariat and a Member of the Curriculum Wing, Government of Pakistan, Dr Mirza Naseer Ahmad, Deputy Director, Nazarat-e-Taleem
Moderator: Raabia Hirani, Interim Manager Curriculum Development, AKU-EB

05:30 pm - Closing Remarks – Dr Sarfaroz Niyozov, Director of AKU-IED

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

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 ‘Aga Khan University’.
The 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 

Registration Deadline:
September 21, 2015

Registration Fee:
Rs 1,000 per participant
(A maximum of 5 participants can register per school/ campus)


Movenpick Hotel, Karachi


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