Irshad Ahmad

Nominated By: Jianxin Zhang
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Professor
Family Names(s): Farrukh
Mailing Address: Secretary National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education,NACTE.
1. N Block HEC, H/8 Islamabad,
2. IER, Punjab University, Lahore
Country: Pakistan
Office Telephone: +92-51-90808155-6, +92-42-99232492
Office Fax: +92-42-99232025
Residence Telephone: +92-42-35236320
Email: drirshad_43@nacte.org.pk
Nationality/Citizenship: Pakistani
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 20-10-1947
Current Position: Secretary
Current Employer: National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education,NACTE Pakistan
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: PUNJABI, URDU, ENGLISH
Fluent in Writing: PUNJABI, URDU, ENGLISH
Fluent in Speaking: PUNJABI, URDU, ENGLISH, HINDI
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: M.A. (History), History Department University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1969
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: M.A. (Education) Second position in order of merit in Punjab University, IER, University of the Punjab, Lahore1972
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Ph.D. (Teacher Education), IER, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1983
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: B.A, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1967
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Program reviews / accreditations
Specialisations:
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • Institutional accreditation
  • Student feedback and surveys
  • Research assessment
  • Online program accreditation
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: •Development of general policy and guidelines for accreditation of teacher education programs
•Development of database on teacher education programs/institutions
• Development of National Standard for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs
•Development of Tools for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs
•Development of Rating System and software for analysis of accreditation data
•evelopment and piloting of accreditation procedures and documents and tools (43 programs) all over the country
•Printing and distribution of NACTE “An Introduction”
•Printing and distribution of “Process and procedures of accreditation by NACTE”
•Printing and distribution of “Manual of Accreditation for Teacher Education Institutions”
•Printing and distribution of “Manual of Accreditation for academic evaluators
•Printing and dissemination of “NACTE Broachers” (4)
Institution/City/Country: Islamabad & Lahore, Pakistan
Date: 2008, 2009
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
2. Brief Description: •5 Capacity Building and Training workshops for 155 NACTE External academic Evaluators

• 21 one to Three days orientation and training workshops for different Teacher Education Institutions on Accreditation all over the country.
Institution/City/Country: Islamabad In 14 Cities of Pakistan.
Date: 2010-14 2011-13
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
3. Brief Description: • 13 orientation and awareness seminars on significance and need of accreditation of Teacher Education programs.
• 2 International Conferences on Accreditation of Teacher Education,
• 5 National Conferences on Accreditation of Teacher Education,
• 2 Inter Provincial Forums on Teacher Accreditation, Licensing & Certification
Institution/City/Country: 13 major cities of Pakistan Islamabad
Date: 2010-14, 2008-10,
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
4. Brief Description: • Program Reviews & Accreditation of 152 Teacher Education, programs,
Institution/City/Country: A ll over the Country
Date: 2010-Till date
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Have over 40 years of diverse experience in education, particularly in Teacher Education sector. Presently serving as secretary of National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE) and have held several prestigious positions in public education sector both in management and teaching cadres. Had the opportunity to work at, provincial and federal level institutions and education department / organizations in senior positions like director, additional director, principal and secretary.
Have also the honor to officiate as Vice Chancellor University of Education, Lahore

Have also been supporting many colleges and universities as their faculty member / examiner, advisor and research supervisor. Have participated in numerous selection boards, conducted and coordinated, supervisory committees, and have authored Accreditation materials, text books and assessment Tools.

Have a good national and international exposure and experience in education development. Have participated in number of educational seminars and conferences. Organized and managed various capacity building workshops, training courses and seminars at Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM), USAID, UNESCO, HEC, NACTE and other prestigious institutions.

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