Fazaia Teachers' Training Institute, Islamabad Fazaia Teachers' Training Institute, Islamabad

HISTORY

The concept of having a teacher training facility contiguous to the Fazaia System of Schools and Colleges was conceived by Late Air Vice Marshal Abdul Razzaque, SI(M), S Bt in the year 2001. Fazaia Teachers' Training Institute was established through a Chief of the Air Staff directive issued in March, 2001. To begin with the Institute had to operate in an outreach mode in September, 2001. On completion of its purpose-built building located at the Air University campus, the Institute launched its formal resident training programmes in October, 2002. Later, in deference to the growing accommodation needs of the Air University at its premises, the Institute vacated its original building and shifted to its present location in year 2008.

During the course of its decade-long history, the Institute has developed into full-fledged supportive arm of the Fazaia System of Schools and Colleges. It comprehensively meets the in-service training needs of Fazaia teachers through a variety of training courses and workshops conducted round the year. Gradually TTI's capacity has risen to training 500-600 teachers in a year. In its existing mode, the Institute is primarily dedicated to meet the faculty training needs of Fazaia Institutions. However, subject to its convenience, occasional requests to train teachers from outside the Fazaia domain are also entertained.

The functioning of the Institute is guided by firm philosophical conviction that change is an imperative need of a dynamic and progressive educational system and the teacher is the real agent of change. The Institute strongly believes in creating built-in challenges in the system for its continued progress and growth. Sustained efforts towards teachers' capacity building, general system improvement and development of reliable evaluation procedures are paying dividends already. Subjective evaluation of the training outcomes in the Fazaia System over the last ten years undoubtedly presents an encouraging scenario.