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Federal Education Ministry Inks MoU with Telenor Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of Digital Pakistan, the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training on Tuesday inked a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Telenor Pakistan to pilot Taleemabad in six primary level public schools to be called Taleemabad Model Virtual Schools.

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The MoU was signed by the Additional Secretary of the Ministry Mohyuddin Ahmed Wani and the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Telenor Pakistan Kamal Ahmed.

The Signing Ceremony was witnessed by the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Heritage and Culture Shahzad Nawaz, Parliamentary Secretary education Ms. Wajiha Qamar, and other higher authorities from the Ministry and Telenor Pakistan.

The initiative of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training aims at extending high-quality standardized digital education to underserved students and schools.

Taleemabad is the Country’s first award-winning EdTech platform which provides digital education based on Single National Curriculum (SNC).

At the pilot stage, Telenor Pakistan will equip six Model Virtual Schools with basic IT hardware and a digital management learning system for teachers, students, and administration while providing them with tools and skills necessary to cope with the new normal.

While speaking on the occasion, the Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood underscored that it is a great step forward helping us to realize our dream of digital Pakistan and the digital education system.

The minister reiterated his commitment to make Islamabad schools a model for the rest of the Country, adding that, after the success of the pilot stage, this initiative would be expanded to more than 400 schools of Islamabad.

Commenting on the development, the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Telenor Pakistan Kamal Ahmed said, “With over 23 million out-of-school children across the country, we believe it is our responsibility to innovate and introduce sustainable solutions that enable masses through digitalization and can stand the test of time.”

“We are humbled and pleased to have joined hands with the Ministry of Education and Professional Training through Taleemabad app to bring online the Single National Curriculum and advance together towards the vision of a Digital Pakistan. Furthering its commitment to reduce inequalities Telenor Pakistan aims to take digital learning to one million out-of-school children by 2023.”

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