Acting U.S. Consul General Erik Martini Inaugurates USAID-Funded Faculty of Education Building in Lahore

education building opening ceremony

Mr. Erik Martini, Acting U.S. Consul General in Lahore, inaugurated a new Faculty of Education building at the University of Education today, highlighting long-term U.S. commitment to education in Pakistan. The building has been funded by the United States Agency for International Development. Vice Chancellor of the Education University Dr. Rauf-i-Azam, Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission Dr. Nizamuddin and Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashood joined him at the University of Education.

“The United States government is investing in quality education because we recognize that progress and quality of life are directly linked to education. This Faculty of Education will serve to advance not only the quality of teacher training, but also the progress and prosperity of Punjab and Pakistan,” stated Mr. Martini, addressing a large gathering of university students, faculty and members of the community.

The USAID-funded Faculty of Education building is an environmentally-conscious and earthquake-resistant facility that includes 18,500 square feet of covered area, 6 classrooms, a multi-purpose hall, a learning resource center, laboratories, a seminar room, new office space for faculty and a faculty lounge. The University of Education in Lahore is one of 17 universities in Pakistan where USAID has funded Faculty of Education buildings.

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