History of College
The Federal College of Education was established in June 1974 under the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Initially, it was known as Directorate of In-Service Teacher Education and Resource Material Center, Islamabad. In 1978, it was upgraded to Teacher Training College and renamed as Federal College of Education (F C E). It is a dynamic institution, with reputation for innovation & diversity. In an increasingly co-operative & highly skilled faculty, the College gives educational trainings, meeting the needs of students and teachers. The college is continually evolving a new range of educational programs to meet the challenges thrown up by the pace of change in today’s society, with its emphasis on life long learning and continuing professional development in education for In-service & Pre-service teacher training.
For all degree programs, the college is affiliated with University of the Punjab.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE:
1.To promote national integrity among teachers.
2.To identify the educational problems on the basis of research and to suggest possible solutions.
3.To inculcate Managerial and Administrative skills in teachers.
4.To enhance professional qualiﬁcations and proﬁciency of teachers.
5.To enhance teachers potentialities through Teacher Training courses (In Service and Pre-Service).
6.To coordinate with curriculum developing institutions.
7.To enable teachers to use modem instructional techniques.
8.To enable the teachers to develop teaching aids by low cost material.
9.To facilitate Directorates of Education (ICT, FATA,GB, PAP, CANTT & GARRISON) as well as NEAS.
1. Mrs. Z. Q. Farooqi (15-8-1974 to 1-12-1984)
Mrs. Zakia Qamar Farooqi was the very first Director, when college name was the Directorate of In-service & pre-service Teacher Training and Resource Material Center. Later the college was renamed Federal College of Education, Islamabad. Acquiring the plot in H-9 from CDA and construction of the building was the result of her personal interest and efforts. The building was completed in 1978 and college was shifted in it from F.G Comprehensive School G-7/2 Islamabad. She collaborated with Director of FATA, FAN, PAF Directors to provide college service training. PC1 for B.S.Ed (12+3) was approved with her efforts and classes were initiated. She was also awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz form Government of Pakistan as the recognition of her services.
2. Mr. Raja M. Akhtar (2-12-1984 to 31-12-1985)
He had decent and compose personality. He was a senior government officer of Teachers Education. Prior to becoming Director of FCE, he was Director of Education Cantt and Garrison, Islamabad. Later he become Chairman Federal Board. He worked as a DEA in Ministry of Education, Islamabad. He effectively continued In-service Teachers Training in college.Reports of teacher’s training were shared with all section heads. Classes of pre-service training, C.T and B.S.Ed were inaugurated in his tenure.
3. Mr. H. Hamadani (1-1-1986 to 31-7-1989)
He had dynamic personality. He was highly energetic, sympethaticand cooperative towards all staff members. He never compromise on merit. B.Ed classes were inaugurate during his tenure. He also printed college magazine Paras first time.
- Mrs. Surayya Baig (1-8-1989 to 4-7-1991)
She was the fourth Director of FCE. During her tenure, she struggled to inaugurate Post Graduate Classes in the college, but the target remained un achieved due to the unavailability of infrastructure.
5. Mr. Ejaz. H. Bukhari (21-7-1991 to 21-7-1994)
Mr Ejaz Hussain Bukhari was MSc in Mathematics. Basically, he was the Deputy Educational advisor Ministry of Education(EdEFUNCT). He worked as Director FCE for a period of three years.He was an expert administrator.
6. Mr. Abdul Rasul Larik (22-7-1994 to 24-12-1996)
Mr Abdul Rasul Larik was an educational administrator and before joining Federal College of Education he was working as Headmaster of a school under Federal Directorate of Education(FDE). He was BA, LLB and BT. He had very sharp administrative skills.
7. Mr. Ashraf Raja (25-12-1996 to 13-1-1997)
Mr Muhammad Ashraf Raja was Diretor in Federal Directorate of Education(FDE), then his services were transferred to FCE as a Director for a short period of time.He was was a an expert teacher and administartor.
8.Mr Abdul Ghani Qamar (14-1-1997 to 6-4-2005)
Mr Abdul Ganni Qamar (Late) was basically an Associate Professor in Mathematics and was a gold medalist from Bahaud-din-Zakariya University, Multan.. He was among the pioneer faculty members of Federal College of Education. He was the first Director of FCE who was originally from College Faculty. He utilized his maximum potential for the development of the FCE. He struggled very hard to initiate Master degree Project in FCE, including five Master Degree Programmes. His contributions for the development of infrastructure in FCE were remarkable, this way college had two new hostel buildings, one admin block, one academic block and four new science laboratories. He was a real gentleman and a visionary educational leader.
9. Mr. F. M. Naseem (16-4-2005 to 24-10-2005)
Mr Fateh Muhammad Naseem joined FCE as an instructor in Education for BSEd 3 year programme. He was as enthusiastic teacher. He became Director of FCE in 24th of April 2005 and was replaced with Mrs. Shamim Humayun on 24th of October 2005.
10. Mrs. Shamim Humayun (25-10-2005 to 24-10-2006)
Mrs. Shamim Humayun was a senior educator of Federal Government and retired from Islamabad Model College . F-6 as principal. After her retirement she was re-employed as Director DFederal College of Education. She was an expert educational manager with excellent administrative skills.
11. Mrs. Rana Sarfraz Alam (27-10-2006 to 30-11-2007)
Mrs Rana Srafraz Alam was among the group of pioneer faculty of this college. She was holding MSc (Genetics) degree from the University of Karachi among with BEd.She was a competent and humple lady. She was extremely keen towards the classroom teaching. She twice took charge of Director FCE.
12. Prof. Mr. Talat Khursheed (1-12-2007 to 8-12-2009)
He was MS.c in Pakistan Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. He was among the pioneer teaching faculty members of Federal College of Education, Islamabad. Later he joined University Grants Commission, Islamabad, as a permanent member which later became Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. His services were transferred as a Director of Federal College of Education, Islamabad on 1st of December 2007. He remained in this post until 8th of December 2009. During his tenure he proved to be an energetic person. He had good engaging and utilizing skills with reference to faculty potentials.
“It has been a matter of great honor & pride for me that I have been a member of the pioneer teaching faculty Federal College of Education, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, way back on its establishment in 1975, finally Professor/ HOD Masters Program, & Director of the college 2007-09. This college was established with the vision to be a leading Educational institution and a mission to produce Quality Teachers both in-service & preservice in a bigger quantity During my tenure as Director of College largest number of the faculty development program of FCE faculty was initiated and the biggest number of FCE faculty went abroad & attended inland training & other academic activities. The college gained reputation Nationally/ Internationally. This college has all the potential to become the highest seat of teacher Educational Academic learning not only nationally but also internationally, especially in South Asia. For that purpose International Quality i\Innovative Curriculum, Research, Faculty Development programs are initiated. The available resources should be optimally utilized and the faculty be motivated to conduct research and be compatible with the international world.Real leadership can only do that. Best of Luck.”
13. Mr. Nazeer Ahmad Soomro (9-12-2009 to 30-12-2009)
He was given the charge of caretaker Director of FCE for a very short period of time i.e 3 weeks only. He was a civil servant.
14. Mrs. Rana Sarfaraz Alam (31-12-2009 to 13-1-2010)
Mrs Rana Srafraz Alam was among the group of pioneer faculty of this college. She was holding MSc (Genetics) degree from the University of Karachi among with BEd.She was a competent and humple lady. She was extremely keen towards the classroom teaching. She twice (27-10-2006 to 30-11-2007 and 31-12-2009 to 13-1-2010) took charge of Director FCE.
15. Prof. Mr. Muhammad Rafique Tahir (14-1-2010 to 28-3-2011)
Muhammad Rafique Tahir is a Professor of Economics. He graduated from International Islamic University Islamabad in 1986 and joined the Federal government as an educationist in 1987. He worked in different public sector organizations as leader i.e., Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), National Educational Institute of Science and Technology (NIST). He also worked as a director, Federal College of Education (FCE) from Jan-2010 to March-2011. His rich managerial and administrative experience, particularly in educational management and teacher training was extremely beneficial for the institution. He focused his efforts to improve the academic culture of FCE along with the infrastructure, and physical facilities took a lot of new initiatives for the institution. He initiated specialized In-service training in Early ChildHood (ECE), Mathematics and English Language. He established a computer lab with 50 computers. He also tried to upgrade the institution as Degree Awarding Institution. During his tenure he proved to be an energetic and smart educational leader.He had good engaging and utilizing skills with reference to human and material resources of FCE.
“During my one year stay, it was my feeling that this college has all the potential required to become a degree-awarding institute of higher education, so an initiative was taken to make the FCE an autonomous body and attain degree-awarding status. I wish all my best for FCE and its scholarly team.”
16. Mrs. Tanveer Kayani (2-4-2011 to 12-8-2011)
Dr Tanveer Kayani was an educational administrator with a specialization in teacher training. She was the Director, Training Wing at Federal Directorate of Education Islamabad. She worked in the FCE for a short period of time i.e, 4 months approximately. She was a PhD in Psychology and had very effective communication skills.
17. Professor Mrs. Rashada Fatima, MSc (Pakistan Studies) M.Ed. (13-8-2011 to 4-9-2014)
“I was among the pioneer faculty members of the Federal College of Education (FCE). After my Master’s Degree in Pakistan Studies from Quaid i Azam University Islamabad, I got selected as a top candidate through FPSC to join FCE Islamabad in 1982 as a lecturer (BPS-17). At that time the FCE was basically a Teachers Training Institute. During my career with FCE, I held various Administrative and Academic positions with 100% results. I organized and participated in various National and International Curriculum Development Workshops and Seminars. I remained an active member of the teaching faculty to broaden the canvas of Teachers Training programs (both pre-service and in-service training) at the FCE. Later, we were able to get the college affiliated with the Punjab University for the BEd, BSEd, MEd, and MA Education Programs. I have the singular honor to become the first thorough-bred staff member to rise to the post of Director FCE in (BPS 20) in 2011 for a complete term of three years, which obviously remains a wish for anyone joining the college as a lecturer. Previously the College used to have its Directors appointed from outside departments/institutions. However, now the college has its own sanctioned post of Director FCE. During my tenure as Director FCE, I was able to get a maximum number of promotions of the teaching and non- teaching staff. With my endeavors, BSEd (Hons) programs were also started at the college. I also hope that FCE will soon become Education University in the country. I owe all my Professional Achievements to the FCE, enabling me to head this prestigious institution. I extend my best wishes and pray that the FCE prospers with each passing day and keep serving the honorable teaching profession in the country.”
18. Mrs. Shafia Hanif (9-9-2014 to 4-10-2014)
“I was the Associate Professor in mathematics and also one of the pioneer faculty group of FCE. I pray for the long success of FCE and wish to see its light of education in the world”.
19. Omer Hameed (5-1-2015 to 1-6-2015)
Mr. Hameed is a law graduate and holds a Master’s Degree in International Economic Law from Warwick University, UK. He joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1995 and has twenty-four years of diverse managerial as well as administrative experience within the Public Sector and UN agencies in donor-funded project management. He has served in the Ministry of Commerce for over a decade both at the policy and tactical levels. He was head of the Asia Division and negotiated the implementation of Pakistan’s trade agreements with China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. In addition to that, he has worked in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, United Nations Development Program, United Nations Industrial Development Organization and Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority Currently Mr. Omar Hameed is working as the Economic Minister at Pakistan Embassy at Brussels, Belgium since 2016. He has done multiple courses in International Trade and is a certified Master Trainer in Trade Negotiations from the World Trade Institute, University of Berne.
During his tenure at CADD, he was assigned the Additional Charge of Federal College for Education (FCE). It was his first experience of educational administration but during his stay, he tried to initiate various reforms to make the institution more effective. He initiated a series of guest Celebrity lectures with the major focus on the character-building of students. For the promotion of democratic values, he provided the opportunity for students to elect their “Students Council” by conducting the election within the college.
“During my short stay in this institution, I was impressed with its rich human and material resources, which seemed underutilized. Therefore, an initiative was taken to make it more autonomous and seek degree-awarding status. I extend my best wishes to FCE and hope it would soon be given an opportunity to live up to its potential and get recognized as a state-of-the-art teacher education institute”
20. Prof. Mr. Muhammad Imtiaz Khan (10-6-2015 to till date)
Prof.Muhammad Imtiaz Khan joined Federal College of Education Islamabad as a lecturer in January 1988.He did his Master from Peshawar University. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1997, Associate Professor in 2007 and Professor in 2015.He is also an FCE alumni. He assumed the charge of Director FCE in 2015.He gave 32 years of his life to serve FCE. His contribution and accomplishment in Education has been recognized by all. Prof.Muhammad Imtiaz khan has been working in public sector where he served as a teacher educator and educational planner and manager for a considerable period of time. He trained thousands of In-Service and Pre-Service teachers. He has represented FCE in a wide range of projects financially assisted by various donor agencies for the qualitative and quantitative expansion of Education. He has served as focal Person with Academy for Educational Development (AED) and Canadian international Development Agency (CIDA).He worked as chairman purchase committee from 2005 to 2015.During his Directorship, many faculty members got promotion to higher scales. Several faculty members availed the opportunity to receive international training and exposure. Renovation of state of the art library, installation of water filtration plant, furnishing of hostels, establishment of English Language lab, Home Economics lab, Teacher Resource Center and Science labs have been accomplished during his chair.
“ Have you noticed how in a still pool of water, even a gentle fall of a leaf causes ripples? Our professional development, although subtle in its approach is causing ripples at various levels of our Education system. FCE is a lead Teacher Education institution, given an exposure of international level by the government, it can reach the standard of international organization International perspective is very important because things are becoming more globalized. We should focus on developing a national development strategy and link it up to international agenda to ensure sustainability. I have deep spiritual and emotional relationship of 32 years with the classrooms, offices and walls of FCE. I have seen it raised in front of me. I wish FCE reach the highest pedestal of popularity. I pray and wish good luck for future endeavours of FCE.“