The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training inked an MoU with Telenor Pakistan. They will start Taleemabad in 6 primary-level public schools.
Those 6 public schools will get renamed as Taleemabad Model Virtual Schools. Mou is the Memorandum of understanding between the government department and Telenor. It is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan of Digital Pakistan.
Taleemabad is the Country’s first award-winning EdTech application that provides digital education based on Single National Curriculum (SNC). Talimabad aims at extending high-quality standardized digital education to underserved students and schools.
At the pilot stage, Telenor Pakistan will equip six Model Virtual Schools with basic IT hardware. Telenor will make a digital management learning system for teachers, students, and administration. While Telenor will also provide them with the tools and skills necessary to cope with the new normal.
Moreover, Additional Secretary of the Ministry Mohyuddin Ahmed Wani and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Telenor Pakistan Kamal Ahmed signed the MoU.
Furthermore, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, the PM’s Special Assistant on National Heritage and Culture Mr. Shahzad Nawaz, Parliamentary Secretary education Ms. Wajiha Qamar, and other higher authorities from the Ministry and Telenor Pakistan witnessed the signing ceremony.
Education Ministry and Telenor Stance on Taleemabad
Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood also spoke at the ceremony and said:
“It is a great step forward helping us to realize our dream of digital Pakistan and the digital education system.”
Moreover, Minister reiterated his commitment, saying:
“We will make Islamabad schools a model for the rest of the country, adding that, after the success of the pilot stage, this initiative will expand to more than 400 schools in Islamabad.”
Furthermore, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Telenor Pakistan Kamal Ahmed commented:
“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.”
Moreover, He also said:
“It pleased us to join hands with the Ministry of Education and Professional Training through Taleemabad app to bring online 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.”