ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood has said there were many traditional hurdles in the system of education in the country which could only be removed by using modern technology.
While presiding over a meeting of Ed-Tech partners to promote the technology-driven education in Pakistan, the minister underlined that today the public and private sector were required to work together for a noble cause of education.
Shafqat said the technology-based education program would help online content development, teachers training program, development of rural area schools and monitoring of teachers and students.
He appreciated the Ed-Tech companies who helped the ministry in developing online content for Teleschool, adding that the project would continue even after the re-opening of schools.
The minister added all previous models of ‘adult education’ have been abortive, and now a technology-based model was required for the purpose.
On this occasion, Federal Secretary Dr. Sajid Yusfani said due to outbreaks of the COVID-19 plague and closure of schools, Ed-Tech partners paid their national duty by providing free online content for Teleschool in that hour of the need.
A committee was also constituted under the chair of Additional Secretary Mohiyuddin Ahmed Vani to chalk out a mechanism and terms of reference to move forward on this plan.