The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday between the Federal Directorate of Education and Google and Tech Valley to make Islamabad the benchmark of digitally enabled government schools.
A spokesperson said that under this initiative, in the first phase, Tech Valley will install google workspace on cloud-based infrastructure in 200 boys and girls schools of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) while Google will provide tools to the schools for distance education along with chrome books.
In the second phase, teachers will be imparted virtual training to benefit from these tools. The objective is to ensure the professional development of teachers and students, the official stated.
Education Secretary Farah Hamid said Covid-19 has not only affected all daily life but severely disturbed the education sector. She said by adopting new technologies we have to adapt to the new normal. This initiative will enhance the capabilities of students and teachers according to modern needs, she added.
She maintained that after the completion of this pilot project, it would be expanded across the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 25th, 2021.