currently co-ordinates the Aimhigher initiative in Leeds
, the second largest education authority in England. He has been involved in education since 1970. His first teaching post was at a Chemical Technology institute in Pakistan
. He is also the Director of Leeds Mentoring, an organisation he established in 1992. In his substantive post as the Area Manager of East Leeds for the Learning Communities Team, he works with schools, colleges, universities and other agencies to co-ordinate support for learners and the local communities.
Mohsin Zulfiqar was born in Lucknow
in India in 1948. His family migrated to Karachi
in Pakistan in 1955. Most of his early education took place in Karachi. He completed his Masters in Chemistry and taught for nearly two years at Habib Institute of Technology. In 1971, he left Pakistan for Britain and undertook post-graduate research at the University of Nottingham. Afterwards he qualified to teach Sciences in secondary schools. However, after completing the post-graduate certificate in education, he worked for the Workers’ Educational Association for seven years organising community and adult education provision in Manchester. In 1983, he joined the Manchester College of Arts and Technology as the Head of the Access Studies Unit, and was responsible for organising a range of programmes enabling students from the inner-city communities to progress to higher education.
Mohsin Zulfiqar joined the Leeds Local Education Authority as one... Read More