For the first time ever in the history of KP Judicial Academy, one month long pre-service training course for 103 newly appointed Civil Judges/JM was planned, designed and was put into practice. A simple but impressive concluding ceremony of one month long training for newly recruited Civil judges Cum Judicial Magistrates (3r batch) of various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held on 13th April 2017 at KP Judicial Academy. Besides DG KP Judicial academy Muhammad Masood Khan, the Senior Director Administration Muahmmad Asif Khan , Dean Faculty Khuwaja Wajihuddin, Senior Director Research and Publication Sohail Sheraz Noor Sani and Director instructions Zia Urhaman was also present at the occasion.
Mr. Muhammad Masood Khan, Director General KP Judicial Academy, in his concluding remarks said the knowledge and practical techniques imparted to them (trainee judges) here would contribute substantially to their practical knowledge once they were there in the field. He said that the need for imparting training to the judicial officers with a view to improving performance and efficiency can’t be over-emphasized.
DG, KPJA said that an intensive training is being imparted to newly-recruited civil judges at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy (KPJA) to tone up judicial administration across the subordinate judiciary in the province.
The Director General of KPJA remarked that: “The training which is being imparted to the newly recruited civil judges is not conventional in nature but rather employs modern methods of teaching to teach and train the trainees.” He further added that subordinate judiciary is the foundation of the judicial system. The program was aimed at imparting training to enable the new officers to acquire judicial excellence in dispensation of justice.
He stated that In accordance with its objectives the Academy is following a training methodology in four areas in the form of informative, communicative, well calculated, interactive training sessions. Extension lectures were delivered by persons of high profiles. Research skills along with language and linguistics skills were also part of the training program.
He said that Mock trials have proven to be an effective learning tool for trainees. It helps them understand the practical side of law, practice critical thinking, handling situation and gain greater confidence with public speaking. Participants experience first-hand the difficulties that judges face in determining which facts are relevant and what legal arguments are effective. Keeping in view its usefulness, mock trial are mandatory part of the pre service training courses. It also helped them experience different situations and it handling Mock Trails will enhance probationers/civil judge’s knowledge about the practical involved in the judicial life.
Dean Faculty KP Judicial Academy Khawaja Wajehuddin, said the purpose of the field visits were meant to familiarize them with forensic science, police school of investigation, toxicology and forensic department and DNA lab of Khyber medical college give them first-hand experience of the working of different division of forensic science laboratory. They trainees were briefed on the working dynamics of various departments: Comparison& Identification of Physical Objects collected at the site of crime, checking the drugs chemically, Biological analysis and types of tests conducted for blood group matching, Detection of Kind of poison consumed by humans. Detection of alcohol through acetyl cholinesterase level check, DNA Testing by Short Tandem Repeat Method, DNA Extraction, Quantification and Polymerase Chain Reaction.
The class representative at the outset, spoke on behalf of the trainee Judges and vowed that what they had learnt here in the Academy would be utilized for giving speedy justice to the litigant public. He praised the administration for providing up to the mark logistics, food and boarding facilities. Thereafter the DG, KPJA distributed the course completion certificate among the participants .The participants presented a painting to the Academy as a gesture of gratitude.