The Federal College of Education was established in June 1974 under the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Initially, it was known as Director of In-Service Teacher Education and Resource Material Center, Islamabad. In 1978, it was upgraded to Teacher Training College and renamed the Federal College of Education (FCE). FCE is a dynamic institution, with a reputation for innovation and diversity. With an increasingly co-operative & highly skilled faculty, the college provides educational training to meet the needs of the students and teachers. The college 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 counting professional development in education for Pre-Services & In-Services teacher training. For all disciplines, the college is affiliated with the University of the Punjab, Lahore.


For all degree programs, the college is affiliated with the University of Punjab.

 
Mrs. Z Q Farooqi

(August 15th, 1974 to December 1st, 1984)

Mrs. Zakia Qamar Farooqi was the very first Director when college name was the Directorate of the 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 the college was shifted in it from F.G Comprehensive School G-7/2 Islamabad. She collaborated with the 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 from the Government of Pakistan as a recognition of her services.

 
 
 
Mr. Raja M. Akhtar

(February 12th, 1984 to December 31st, 1985)

He had a decent and composed 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 becomes Chairman Federal Board. He worked as a DEA in the Ministry of Education, Islamabad. He effectively continued In-service Teachers Training in college. Reports of teacher training were shared with all section heads. Classes of pre-service training, C.T, and B.S.Ed was inaugurated in his tenure.

 
 
 
Mr. H. Hamadani

(January 1st, 1986 to July 31st, 1989)

He had a dynamic personality. He was highly energetic, sympathetic, and cooperative towards all staff members. He never compromises on merit.B.Ed classes were inaugurated during his tenure. He also printed the college magazine Paras the first time.

 
 
 
Mrs. Surayya Baig

(August 1st, 1989 to July 4th, 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 unachieved due to the unavailability of infrastructure.

 
 
 
Mr. Abdul Rasul Larik

(July 22nd, 1994 to December 24th, 1996)

Mr Abdul Rasul Larik was an educational administrator and before joining the Federal College of Education he was working as Headmaster of a school under the Federal Directorate of Education(FDE). He was BA, LLB, and BT. He had very sharp administrative skills.

 
 
 
Mr. Ashraf Raja

(December 25th, 1996 to January 13th, 1997)

Mr Muhammad Ashraf Raja was Director in the Federal Directorate of Education(FDE), then his services were transferred to FCE as a Director for a short period of time. He was an expert teacher and administrator.

 
 
 
Mr Abdul Ghani Qamar

(January 14th, 1997 to June 4th, 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 the Federal College of Education. He was the first Director of FCE who was originally from the College Faculty. He utilized his maximum potential for the development of the FCE. He struggled very hard to initiate a Master's degree Project in FCE, including five Master's Degree Programmes. His contributions to 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.

 
 
 
Mr. F. M. Naseem

(April 4th, 2005 to October 10th, 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.

 
 
 
Mrs. Shamim Humayun

(October 25th, 2005 to October 25th, 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.

 
 
 
Mrs. Rana Sarfraz Alam

(October 27th, 2006 to November 11th, 2007)

Mrs Rana Srafraz Alam was among the group of pioneer faculty of this college. She was holding a MSc (Genetics) degree from the University of Karachi among with a BEd. She was a competent and humble lady. She was extremely keen on classroom teaching. She twice took charge of Director FCE.

 
 
 
Prof. Mr. Talat Khursheed

(December 1st, 2007 to December 12th, 2009)

He was MS.c in Pakistan Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. He was among the pioneer teaching faculty members of the 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 the 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 a 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.

 
 
 
Mr. Nazeer Ahmad Soomro

(December 9th, 2009 to December 30th, 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.

 
 
 
Prof. Mr. Muhammad Rafique Tahir

(January 14th, 2010 to March 28th, 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 a leader i.e., the 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 a 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 the 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.

 
 
 
Mrs. Tanveer Kayani

(April 2nd, 2011 to December 8th, 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 Ph.D. in Psychology and had very effective communication skills.

 
 
 
Professor Mrs. Rashada Fatima

(August 13th, 2011 to September 4th, 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.

 
 
 
Mrs. Shafia Hanif

(September 9th, 2014 to April 10th, 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.

 
 
 
Omer Hameed

(January 5th, 2015 to June 1st, 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 a 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

 
 
 
Prof. Mr. Muhammad Imtiaz Khan

(June 10th, 2015 to January 13th, 2020)


Prof.Muhammad Imtiaz Khan joined Federal College of Education Islamabad as a lecturer in January 1988. He did his Master's from Peshawar University. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1997, Associate Professor in 2007, and Professor in 2015. He is also an FCE alumnus. 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 have been recognized by all. Prof.Muhammad Imtiaz khan has been working in the 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 the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). He worked as chairman purchase committee from 2005 to 2015. During his Directorship, many faculty members got the 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 the exposure to an 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 an international agenda to ensure sustainability. I have a 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 the future endeavors of FCE.

 
 
 
Dr. Muhammad Jamil Bajwa

(January 13th, 2020 to June 14, 2020)

Dr. Muhammad Jamil Bajwa is not only the director of FCE but an innovative and knowledgeable professional having years of experience as an associate professor. He is proficient in developing new lessons and activities to expand learning opportunities and is highly invested in research. He has excellent knowledge of the subject and also has great practical knowledge. He is proficient in giving conceptual knowledge to all of his students “After spending good thirty-two years of my service at a place which now became a second home, I have finally bid a farewell with a heavy heart as my retirement has been officially declared. This institution evolved with the passage of time, the way we all did! From discussing small projects to forming mega ones, we have come so far together. When I contemplate all the efforts and hard work; it occurs to me that nothing is impossible. With dedication and sheer motivation- anything can be achieved. FCE has always focused on dense teacher training projects and has arranged them super effectively. Teachers of all levels have polished themselves under this roof; and today I wish that this should be continued in the future as well, as a ritual. It is our firsthand duty to transfer every ounce of modern techniques to people and instructors who are deprived of them otherwise. The current situation (COVID-19) has changed the world. The nations are preparing themselves to live with the new normal and its effects on the education system can also be seen. Today, online classes have been launched and educational institutions are doing their best. But there is a dire need to evaluate the effectiveness of online modes of teaching especially for teacher education institutions to train future teachers. Teacher training institutes equip their future teachers with all the skills that can be utilized in a real classroom situation. In this situation, teachers have to find answers to some questions, such as; is the online mode of teaching capable to instill social, moral, religious, and psychological skills in them? Can it be a substitute for face to face teaching and learning? Our schools will have the resources to do the same in the future. Teacher education institutions will have to work hard to play their role in raising the standard of education in the same way as they were doing before the current situation. The world is moving ahead at an insane pace and it is a moral obligation to take those along with us who deserve nothing but 'the best'. It would not be an exaggeration in saying that: I am proud of this institution as well as myself for working hard and bringing concrete results in previous years. This place is a Hub of knowledge and I want to see it growing every single day”