Shaza Fatima affirms IT Ministry’s full support to Google literacy programs

Government of PakistanShaza Fatima affirms IT Ministry’s full support to Google literacy programs

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A high-level delegation of Google called on the Minister of State for IT and Telecommunication Shaza Fatima Khawaja in her office in Islamabad on Friday.

Matters related to effective use of technology in the field of education, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital economy were discussed in the meeting.

   

The Google delegation comprised Andrew Ure, Head of Trade and Economic Affairs, Asia-Pacific for Google, Kyle Gardener, Government Affairs and Public Policy Lead, South Asia, and Farhan Qureshi, Google’s Country Head for Pakistan.

The delegation briefed the Minister of State for IT about Google literacy programs.Shaza Fatima affirms IT Ministry’s full support to Google literacy programs

The Minister of State for IT appreciated Google for Education for creating local assembly of Chromebooks in Pakistan, saying that provision of digital tools to both teachers and students will help in reducing education divide in the Country.

Shaza Fatima said that equipping the youth with digital skills for their capacity building is the need of the hour.

Both teachers and students must be trained in using digital tools, she said, adding that better employment opportunities can be acquired through digital literacy.

Shaza Fatima said that smart schools are vital for remote learning.

The minister said that the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication will fully cooperate and support Google in the implementation of its initiatives.

The Additional Secretary, MOITT Aisha Humera Moriani, Member IT Syed Junaid Imam and Member Telecom Muhammad Jahanzeb Rahim were also present in the meeting.

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