K-P Elementary and Secondary Education Department installed interactive whiteboards in 100 different government higher secondary schools across the province. This step is taken to ensure new and improved teaching methods are introduced into classrooms of different schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
KPK Govt. Installed Interactive Whiteboards at 100 Govt Schools
This statement was in documents issued by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education department.[pull_quote_center]“The whiteboards have been installed as part of a pilot project that aims to use information technology to transform the education system,”[/pull_quote_center]
K-P Elementary and Secondary Education Department Chief Planning Officer, Idrees Azam Khan said that:[pull_quote_center] “The project will be extended to other schools.”[/pull_quote_center]
He also told about these interactive whiteboards that they can be used as a digital display as well as ordinary writing boards. Moreover these whiteboards can perform multiple functions. Such as images can be printed with the help of it and data can be saved to a computer.
He added:[pull_quote_center]“It can also be used as a projector screen on which you can operate a desktop. The screen can be controlled with a finger or with a special pen. It operates in a similar manner to a touchscreen phone.”[/pull_quote_center]
Alif Ailaan Regional Coordinator Umar Orakzai was behind this initiative. According to him the these interactive whiteboards will serve as a positive step that could change the fate of education at government schools. and now KPK Govt. Installed Interactive Whiteboards at 100 Govt Schools.
Alif Ailaan, Regional Coordinator Umar Orakzai, said:[pull_quote_center]“For several decades, blackboards have been used at government schools. The interactive whiteboards will introduce new methods of learning.”[/pull_quote_center]
All Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Subject Specialist Association President Salar Islam Khan said this initiative will definitely provide benefit to the students of underprivileged backgrounds.
He also added:[pull_quote_center]“This progressive step will improve the quality of education at government schools. More often than not, parents are reluctant to send children to government schools.”[/pull_quote_center]