ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood presided over a meeting of Ed-Tech partners in Islamabad on Monday to promote the technology-driven education in the Country.
In his remarks at the meeting, the minister said that there are many traditional hurdles in the path of education which could only be dissociated by the use of technology.
The federal minister underscored that the Public and Private Sectors are required to work together for the noble cause of education.
Shafqat Mahmood has constituted a Committee, under the chair of the Additional Secretary Mohiyuddin Ahmed Vani, to thrash out a mechanism and terms of reference to move forward on this plan.
The minister also applauded the Ed-Tech Companies who helped the ministry to develop online content for Tele School adding that the Tele School would continue even after the re-opening of schools.
Shafqat Mahmood said that all previous models of ‘adult education’ have been abortive, and now a technology-based model is required for the purpose.
Likewise, the technology-based education program would help online content development, teachers’ training program, development of rural area schools, and monitoring of teachers and students.
The Federal Secretary Dr. Sajid Yusfani said that due to outbreaks of COVID-19 pandemic & closure of schools, Ed-Tech partners paid their national duty by providing free online content for Tele School in that hour of the need.