On Tuesday Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecom, Anusha Rehman, highlighted the need to encourage kids to start learning modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) skills from primary school.
Public Sector Schools Should Have Modern ICT Facilities: Anusha Rehman
“For true materialization of the government vision of “Accelerated Digitization” it becomes imperative that all those ICT opportunities which are available to the private sector schools students should also be made available to the public sector school children.”
She stated this while having a consultation session with the State Minister for CADD Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry.
The aim of the session was to deliberate mechanism for “Information and Communication Technologies and Digital Content Development for Public Sector Schools”. Senior officials from MoIT & CADD, representatives from Microsoft and Cisco were also there during the meeting.
Anusha Rehman said,
“We are living in a technologically advance era that’s why we are working on the concept of “Digital Pakistan”.
“It will be a complete “Paradigm Shift” that will going the road prepare our young generation to use ICT which will eventually enhance the volume of entrepreneurship and employability potential”
Microsoft and Cisco have agreed to collaborate with the government in this content development program whereas Ministry of IT being an enabler is prepared to offer all probable support to the CADD in this new endeavor.
State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry informed that CADD is going to upgrade schools in federal capital during the coming year and ICT infrastructure and connectivity will also be offered to these schools. It was decided in the meeting that a “Joint Working Group” will be established instantly.
It is also important to mention that Cisco agreed to offer ICT trainings to the teachers in content to be developed for grade 6 to onward, whereas Microsoft will provide help to the junior level schools from class one to five and will also provide downloadable content related to ICT without any charges.
NITB has been consigned to coordinate with NTC to get information hosting facility for this initial project.