Zong Signs Agreemnet with HEC to Provide Internet on 100k Laptops. Zong will provide high speed 3G broadband services under this project which caters 100,000 students nationwide. These are the laptops that are being provided to students under Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme Phase – II.
Zong Signs Agreemnet with HEC to Provide Internet on 100k Laptops
With this agreement students will be able to access Global Educational Resources available on HEC’s Digital Library through PERN (Pakistan Education & Research Network). As the HEC Digital Library resources were currently available to students only in campuses of respective Universities.
Chairman & CEO Zong Mr. Liu Dianfeng said,
“We appreciate Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif’s vision for putting more emphasis on Education and vesting in the betterment of people of Pakistan. Education plays vital role in the progress of any nation. Zong takes it as its responsibility to contribute to the uplift of different social sectors. Technology and its application in the right direction can improve the knowledge and lifestyle of Pakistani people. It is with this spirit that we have decided to come forward and assist the Government of Pakistan in its Prime Minister Laptop Scheme Phase II which will benefit thousands of bright students across the country.”
Chairman HEC, Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad said,
“Education can make a lot of difference in social wellbeing of nearly 47 million Pakistani youth among which over 2.6 million students are getting Higher education. This initiative is an effort to provide more and more efficient means of education in line with Prime Minister’s vision 2025. HEC and Zong can work together to setup R&D centers, E-Classrooms and Innovation Centers for youth capacity building. Pakistani youth is full of innovative ideas which needs to be empowered through these platforms.”