ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday inaugurated the One School for All, Teleschool Pakistan – Mobile App to provide online education to students from Grade-1 to 12.
Inaugurating the revolutionary step of materializing the vision of digital education in Islamabad, the prime minister emphasized on promoting online education that can ensure continuity of learning in far flung areas as well as during catastrophes and pandemics.
The prime minister said that we have to invest in our future generations to equip them with modern skills.
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif inaugurates Teleschool Pakistan mobile phone application (21.3.23). pic.twitter.com/REzFbKFI7O
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Shahbaz Sharif said that vocational training centers should be established across Pakistan in cooperation with the provincial governments. He said that private institutions can be hired in a transparent manner to impart skill education to students.
The prime minister also called for supporting orphan and poor students through Education Endowment Fund. He said the federal government is also planning to help Balochistan government in establishing Danish Schools in the province to provide quality education to the children.
Highlighting importance of quality teachers’ training, Shahbaz Sharif advised the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training to chalk out a coordinated programme in consultation with provinces to equip teachers with modern education and skills. He said teachers’ attendance should be digitized.
The prime minister also distributed chrome books among students.
Earlier, briefing the audience, the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain said that 22.8 million children are out of school in Pakistan and this initiative will certainly help cater to the educational needs of such students.
The education minister said that efforts are being made to make Islamabad a model territory in terms of provision of education by bringing the number of out of school children to zero. He said that we are also focusing on teacher training and girls’ education.
The Secretary for Federal Education and Professional Training Waseem Ajmal said that digital content of high quality comprising around 6,000 video lessons has been created to impart education to students in all subjects through six digital channels.
Waseem Ajmal said that chrome books are also being provided to children with the cooperation of Google for Education.