The Federal Directorate of Education has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tech Valley, a Google for Education country partner, to digitalize all government schools in Islamabad, according to officials. The initiative is in line with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision of a “Digital Pakistan.”
The effort is part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s “Digital Pakistan” agenda, which intends to reshape the country through digital means. In the initial phase of this effort, Tech Valley will install Google Work Space based on Cloud-Based Infrastructure in 200 male and female schools across the Islamabad Capital Territory.
In the first phase, Tech Valley will install cloud-based Google Workspace in 200 schools in Islamabad, including both boys and girls, and Google will supply schools with distant learning tools and Chromebooks.
All teachers will receive virtual training on how to utilize and employ these technologies in the project’s second phase. The project, according to the ministry, is intended to ensure teacher and student professional development.
According to Education Secretary Farah Hamid, the project aims to improve instructors’ and students’ skills and talents to meet modern demands. She stated that after the pilot project in the federal capital was completed successfully, the project’s scope would be expanded to include the provinces.